You Can Now Send Hi-Res Photos on Facebook Messenger
If you’ve used Facebook Messenger to send photos before, you’re quite aware of a major problem: it ruins photo quality. Well, that ends with the announcement Facebook made on Tuesday, November 21st, about an updated version of Messenger that supports image sharing at 4K resolution—a substantial upgrade from the previous version’s maximum 2K.
Despite the added resolution, Facebook assures its users that sending images through their platform will be just as fast as before. This effort is in line with today’s flagship smartphones’ 4K capabilities.
To access the feature, simply make sure your app is up-to-date. This applies to both Android and iOS.
“We heard that people want to send and receive high-resolution photos in Messenger — and considering people send more than 17 billion photos through Messenger every month — we’re making your conversations richer, sharper, and better than ever,” said Messenger product managers Sean Kelly and Hagen Green.
The update is now available for users in the U.S., Canada, France, Australia, the U.K., Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea. The update will also roll out in more countries over the next few weeks.
Source: Facebook Blog