As mobile devices and their screens get better and better each year, messaging apps need to always play catch-up. In this vein, Facebook is introducing 4K photos on Messenger.
Gone are the days of text messaging. People send over 17 billion photos to each other each month, via Messenger alone. And Facebook wants to make visual messaging even better than it is already, to go hand-in-hand with the latest developments in high-end mobile devices – namely, better cameras and better screens. Well, here we are. Facebook is bringing Messenger users the ability to send and receive high-resolution images in 4K.
Whether you’re just sending a random moment, or an important record of something that happened, sharing photos that are more lifelike than ever before is very important. And now, people can send and receive photos in Messenger at 4K resolution — that’s up to 4,096 x 4,096 pixels per image in case you’re wondering – which makes all your image conversations “richer, sharper, and better than ever.”
And don’t worry. Your 4K photos are sent at the same speed. No delay, despite the resolution. Wondering what a difference 4K makes? Well, zoom in on a 4K image and you’ll know!
In order to send and share 4K images, you will first need to update to the latest version of your Messenger app. Then, all you have to do is open a conversation, get an image from your camera roll, select the photo, and send… voila. What’s the caveat? Well, not everybody gets the ability to send and receive 4K images just yet.
Users of iPhone and Android devices in the US, Canada, France, Australia, the UK, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, and South Korea get the feature first, and other countries will be following in the next few weeks.