Facebook Messenger now supports sharing 4K resolution photos

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Facebook has updated its Messenger app to add support for sending and receiving 4K photos in the app. The update was long awaited by the users who really wanted to share their 4K photos with their family and friends.

Previously Facebook had capped the photo resolution to 2K which was enough for majority of the users but still wasn’t the best resolution to share the photos at. With the rise of phones with 4K cameras in the market recently, Facebook has decided to upgrade this limit to 4K to keep up with it.

We’re making significant investments in how people communicate visually on Messenger. That’s why today, we’re excited to share that 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. We heard that people want to send and receive high resolution photos in Messenger — and considering people send more than 17 billion photos through Messenger every month — we’re making your conversations richer, sharper, and better than ever.

So what’s the big deal?, you might ask. For an average user with lower ppi display the difference might not be quite visible, but for bigger displays with higher resolutions you’ll see more clearer and sharper details in the picture.Speaking technically, 4K offers exactly 4 times the resolution of 2K. Here’s a gallery with pictures of comparision between 2K and 4K resolution:

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To be able to send 4K photos make sure you are using the latest version of Facebook Messenger. The update is available for iPhone and Andriod for users in US, Canada, France, Australia, the UK, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, and South Korea. update will be rolled out to more countries in the following weeks.

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Messenger
Messenger
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Price: Free+
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