Social news: Facebook 3D is coming

This week’s Social Media news roundup is all about Facebook: potential gaming platform; some 3D voodoo, and lipsyncing for your life. Sickening.

This week’s Social Media news roundup is all about Facebook: potential gaming platform; some 3D voodoo, and lipsyncing for your life. Sickening.

Facebook’s 3D Posts are coming

3D Posts in Camera will allow you to take a 3D post from News Feed and experience it in your world with Facebook Camera on your mobile device.

It gets technical, but TechCrunch has a good explanation: “The phone’s two cameras take a pair of images, and immediately the device does its own work to calculate a “depth map” from them, an image encoding the calculated distance of everything in the frame.”

That’s the simplified explanation – you can see more of the process in action here.

Facebook: a gaming platform?

Since Facebook launched its gaming creator program earlier this year, thousands of gamers have been building thriving communities and livestreaming on the platform.

Facebook now wants to help emerging creators who need extra help getting started finding audiences and connecting with gaming fans. To do so, it has announced a new program for emerging gaming creators called Level Up.

Facebook is also launching a new “gaming video destination” available at the fb.gg, making it easier for people to find and follow live or prerecorded gaming content on Facebook in one place.

Instagram introduces @Mention sharing in Stories

Instagram has announced a slight change to Stories. Now, when someone mentions you in their story, you’ll have the option to instantly repost it, adding the photo or video to your own story making cross sharing easier. Read more here

Lip sync for your life with Facebook

Facebook is launching a new feature called Lip Sync Live, which is set to be a direct competitor to existing lip-syncing platforms like Musical.ly.

The feature will enables users to sing along to their favourite tracks in Live video mode it already comes complete with a “With” option so friends can be brought into the performance in a bid to lip sync for their lives.

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