Paul McCartney launches Facebook’s new 360 degree photo app

Argentina gig photo joins pictures from Nasa taken in the round

Facebook has launched its new 360 degree photo app with Paul McCartney the first musician to use the service.

The app allows Facebook users to post photos taken “in the round”. McCartney was the first person to test the service, alongside 360 photos taken by Nasa and The New York Times. Users can click on photos to see more details as the picture wraps around the screen.

McCartney posted a photo of him posing with the crowd from his gig at the Alberto Kempes Stadium in Cordoba, Argentina. McCartney said “There’ll be more to come” of his 360 degree photos.

The photo ties in with McCartney’s 360 degree theme of his current ‘One On One’ tour. He has released a series of 360 degree videos talking about songs from his new compilation ‘Pure McCartney’, which is released today (June 10).

These have included interviews on the songs ‘Coming Up’ and ‘Dance Tonight’, as well as ‘Early Days’, in which McCartney discussed the early days of The Beatles and thinking he’d found the meaning of life when he met Bob Dylan.

McCartney is touring in Europe until June 30, before the US leg of ‘One On One’ starts in Milwaukee on July 8, ending in Cleveland on August 18.

McCartney then plays the Desert Trip festival with The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and Neil Young on October 4-5 at the Coachella venue in California. There are no UK shows scheduled this year