How to post Live Photos to Facebook

Facebook now supports Live Photos, the Harry Potter-esque animated images created by the iPhones 6s and viewable by any iOS 9 device. With them, you can bring a smile, a crawl, a leap or bound, a grand slam or slam dunk, pirouette or pop, to life right in your feed. All you need to know is how!

Note: Live Photos in Facebook can currently only be animated on iOS 9 devices. Anyone viewing them in a web browser, in Facebook for Android, or on any other platform will only see the still photo.

How to post Live Photos to your Facebook feed

Posting a Live Photo to Facebook is straight forward, but you absolutely have to remember to enable the LIVE part during the posting process. (See step 5.)

  1. Launch Facebook from your Home screen.
  2. Tap Photo.
  3. Choose the Live Photo(s) you want to share (sadly, there's no indicator, so you'll need to remember or double-check in advance.)
  4. Tap Done.
  5. Tap on Live at the bottom right (if you don't, Facebook will only take the still photo).
  6. Edit, add a caption, and when you're ready, tap Post at the top right.

How to view a Live Photo in Facebook

Viewing a Live Photo in Facebook works the same as it does in the Photos app for iOS.

And remember, you have to tap through to the Facebook for iOS 9 app to see it!

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