Facebook notoriously reduces the quality of our photos in a quest to save storage space on its servers. According to Facebook itself, 350 million new photos are uploaded everyday and more than 250 billion of them are stocked as of now. That’s a lot of data to store and Facebook lower our photos quality to lighten the load.
However, if you’re a keen photographer and want your best shots to show up in high quality, a work-around does exist but Facebook hides it from plain sight. This way, only users in-the-know upload high quality photos and servers don’t get overwhelmed.
If you like our stories, there is an easy way to stay updated:
Facebook states in its guidelines that compression is not as noticeable when photos are at least 2,048 pixels wide. To upload high quality photos, go on your status box, click on the “Photo/Video” tab and “Create Photos Album”. Pick your photos and when they’re loading, tick the “High Quality” box. And, all done!