Facebook starts testing iPhone 6S Live Photo sharing feature on its app

Apple has introduced the new iPhone 6S Live Photo sharing feature with many other new features in the iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus. Back in September when the feature was introduced, Facebook was in the front row announcing to support the new photo format before the year ends. Now as we get closer to the New Year Facebook is reported to have started testing the feature on iOS but the general release may take some time.

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According to fresh report Facebook is set to allow iPhone 6S Live Photo sharing on social network but for a limited number of users. But it seems still in testing process as the general roll out is delayed by next year. We may get a release date for iPhone 6S Live Photo support for general users early in 2016.

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As committed by Facebook the Live Photo support was introduced before the year end, but Tumblr was fast enough to be the first social network supporting the format.

The feature is new to the Apple devices as only the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus users can make Live Photos. But on any iPhone or iPad running the latest iOS version, you can view the Live Photos in their original format. For instance you can view the Live Photos shared on Facebook with video and audio over the still images.

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As committed by Facebook the Live Photo support was introduced before the year end, but Tumblr was fast enough to be the first social network supporting the format. Early this month the new iOS update brought the Live Photo update for Tumblr users. But being more popular Facebook will take the new photo format to a larger number of users.

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As soon as the Live Photo support is made public any user with Facebook for iPhone or iPad can view the photos in their format with the circular Live Photo icon. Facebook sets next to Tumblr but still the Live Photo support is limited. Twitter, Instagram and many third party apps are yet to get iPhone 6S Live Photo support.

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