Messaging has evolved from just long texts to gif’s and other forms of visual messages which are more expressive and sharing photos of our experiences brings our conversations to life.
Starting today, 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,” said Facebook in a blog post.
4K resolution is capable of producing sharper picture with a wider colour gamut and the difference can be amazing. If you are wondering that the 4K photos will take more time to share on Messenger, Facebook has assured that your photos will also be sent just as quickly before, even at this new, higher resolution.
To send and share photos at 4K resolution, users need to make sure that Messenger app ins updated to latest version. Then open a conversation and tap the camera roll icon. Select the photo, tap send, and the person you’re messaging with will receive the high-resolution photo.
The new feature is rolling out on both iPhone and Android to people in the US, Canada, France, Australia, Britain, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, and South Korea. And will be available to more countries in the coming weeks.
And as we spent most of the time using smartphones, the 4K format is not yet standard in the phones, though Sony and some other companies offer 4K resolution recording in the smartphones.