Facebook just rolled out a cool feature for its Messenger app “Facebook Messenger 4k photo sharing”. Over the years, Facebook Messenger has been an important way for people to communicate with families and friends even across the globe, and it’s not only just by text-based means. Reports states that more than 17 billion photos are shared by the 1.3 billion monthly active users worldwide on monthly bases.
To enhance good users experience, Facebook has added support called “Facebook Messenger 4k photo sharing” for high-resolution photos, meaning you can share high-sized pictures with a calm mind and you won’t have to worry about the quality of those hi-res images you took on your last trip degrading when you share them with loved ones.
Available today on iPhone and Android, though for now it’s only available for handful of countries but over the coming weeks, users in other countries will be also be able to utilize the new feature.
For those who already have access, you just update Facebook Messenger, start a conversation as normal, and tap the camera roll icon. Find a photo you want to share and designate the person who’ll receive it, and Facebook will send the highest possible resolution.
Users can share with friends, family, and businesses images with resolutions of up to 4096 x 4096 pixels. Facebook promises that even at that high a resolution, the photos will still be sent just as quickly.
While Facebook’s announcement today suggests that this is peer-to-peer photo messaging, smartphone cameras get more powerful, people don’t want to sacrifice quality just to share pictures with their friends, and any app that doesn’t support the native resolution will be a turn-off.
Support for the Facebook Messenger 4k photo sharing isn’t a first for Facebook, as the company has long allowed such media to exist on its platform, whether it’s 360 videos, standard videos, or photos. And more technology companies are including support for 4K images, such as Google.