Facebook is quickly becoming a popular destination for people to consume video online. However, many weren’t impressed by the fact that it didn’t have support for 4K video. It’s getting easier than ever before to record video in gorgeous 4K, several flagship smartphones even offer this ability, so it was about time that Facebook embraced 4K video. The social network has finally confirmed that it has indeed embraced 4K video.
Some 4K video started popping up on Facebook recently, hinting at the possibility that Facebook was running a test of some kind. The world’s largest social network has confirmed to TechCrunch that it’s testing 4K video uploads and viewing using the 2160p UHD-1 Ultra-High-Definition Television standard.
It has allowed some Pages and profiles to post 4K videos to the social network and also watch them. As previously mentioned, it’s about time that Facebook added support for 4K video to its platform. It’s certainly late to the party when you consider that YouTube started experimenting with 4K support on its platform way back in 2010.
Facebook does support Live 360 videos in 4K resolution but it has long capped the standard 2D videos at 720p. That’s no longer good enough as Facebook attracts more content creators who demand support for the best.
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