Facebook has just introduced the ability to share high-resolution photos on its Messenger app.
Now you can send pictures “up to 4,096 x 4,096 pixels per image,” one of, if not the highest resolutions smartphones currently support.
Facebook says that people are sharing 17 billion photos via Messenger each month and that the bump to 4K will make “your conversations richer, sharper, and better than ever.”
You’ll need to update your Messenger app to the latest version; the rest happens automatically.
4K photos are available right now on iPhone and Android in the US, Canada, France, Australia, the UK, Singapore and South Korea, with the feature rolling out to more countries in the coming weeks.
It’s good to see Facebook adapting Messenger to the times.
If you have the kind of phone that can take those pretty pictures, it’s nice to have the option to send them via one of the most commonly-used messaging services on the market.