Facebook today rolled out a new feature to the messenger which lets you send and receive 4k photos in messenger app. The company says that text is no longer the only means of communication as people started exchanges images for better visual experience.
Facebook says you can now send and receive photos at 4K resolution, or 4,096 x 4,096 pixels per image.
“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 Messenger product managers Sean Kelly and Hagen Green.
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.
The update goes live today, rolling out to iOS and Android devices in the U.S., Canada, France, Australia, the U.K., Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea. Facebook said 4K image support will be arriving in other countries over the coming weeks.
However for send or receive photos in 4K resolution, you just need to first update your Messenger app to make sure you have the latest version and sending the 4K image is same as before.