Facebook Messenger to Support Hi-Res Images

Facebook Messenger to Support Hi-Res Images

Up to 4K Resolution

Recently, Facebook has announced that its Messenger App will be supporting hi-resolution photos of up to 4096×4096 pixels–up from the previous 2048×2048 limit, with its latest update. It may be a subtle one, but the difference is clear as seen with the following comparison photos:

This update is very welcome, considering smartphones nowadays sport at least a 12-megapixel camera. This means that your friends will receive the actual resolution of the photo in Messenger. As for the size, Facebook claims that files sent at hi-res will be sent quickly like before. While we are not sure how Facebook made it possible, but we are guessing that they made adjustments to file compression. We do hope that this can be applied to photos uploaded on the Facebook app itself, as it has issues with degrading the quality of uploaded photos (even when the hi-res option is selected).

To take advantage of this new update, users will need to update the Messenger app. Right now, the update is being rolled out to users residing in US, Canada, France, Australia, the UK, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, and South Korea. A wider rollout is expected soon.

What do you think of this update? Comment down below!

Source: GSM Arena


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