Facebook Messenger has come a long way in terms of features and helping users stay in touch with their loved ones. From enabling easy p2p payment to being able to transact and close transaction on the messaging app, the company has again added a cool new feature to stay ahead of the chasing pack. Facebook has just enabled 4K picture ability for users in Messenger.
High resolution photos in Messenger makes the messaging app even better and more appealing to people out there. Messaging, according to Facebook, has come a long way, and gone past just sending text—people now request for more. The truth of the matter is that each passing day brings us closer to the unveiling of state of the art technology and feature that will better-enhance the way we communicate with our loved ones.
“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,” Facebook said.
Of course, high resolution photos in today’s world is a new technology—and I am talking about chat apps. With more than 17 billion photos being sent through Messenger virtually every month, it’s probably a smart move to up the gear a bit. You and your friends will now be able to exchange richer, sharper and clearer pictures—and this comes at an even faster speed than usual.
First thing first, you need to update the Messenger app on your Android phone or iPhone to the latest version. Then, you will have to open a conversation and tap the camera roll icon. Select the photo, tap send, and your friend who of course by now must have updated the version of his app to the very latest will receive the 4K photo.
High resolution photo for now is only available to users in select markets. These markets include; the US, Canada, France, Australia, the UK, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, and South Korea. The social media giant, however, said it plans to roll out 4k resolution to additional countries in the coming weeks.
In other Facebook news, report suggest that the social media giant is planning to bring its streaming service “Watch” to India.
The Ken reports that the social media giant will roll out the video streaming service in India as early as January or March 2018. Citing people familiar with the story, The Ken adds that creators hope that Watch would be able to solve a problem they are currently facing on YouTube—discoverability. Creators believe that Watch video tab will be a better place to showcase their content, which of course, is different from what is obtainable on YouTube where the system is based on algorithm.