Facebook Messenger now lets you share photos at 4K resolution

Until now, the default resolution for images sent and received on Facebook Messenger was 2K. That’s just over 2 megapixels, and anything higher you tried to send someone would be compressed by Messenger before sending. Facebook has just quadrupled the default image size up to 4k (over 8MP) so you can send photos of much higher quality to friends and family now.

If you wanted to send an image at a decent resolution before now, you would have had to use a photo link or send in an email, as most messaging service heavily compress your images.

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Facebook Messenger Promises Speedy Delivery of 4K Pics

Facebook on Tuesday raised the ante for messaging apps photo quality with the announcement of 4K support for Messenger. Starting Tuesday, “people can send and receive photos in Messenger at 4K resolution — or up to 4,096 x 4,096 pixels per image — the highest quality many smartphones support,” wrote Facebook Messenger product managers Sean Kelly and Hagen Green. Although the need for speed in a messaging app and the size of 4K photo files would seem to be at odds with each other, that apparently is not the case with the Messenger upgrade.
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You can now send 4K photos via Facebook Messenger


Facebook today announced its Messenger chat app service supports 4K photo sharing. 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. According to Facebook, its Messenger users send 17 billion pictures via the service monthly, and many users requested they be able to send said photos in higher resolutions. Facebook doesn’t say how many of those pictures are downgraded 4K, but it does say that 4K photos will send as quickly as any other resolution. It’s good to see Facebook adapting Messenger to the times. If you…

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