Facebook Messenger is one of the most widely used cross-platform messaging services. It’s used by hundreds of millions of people across the globe daily to send messages, photos, and more. Facebook heard from the community that users would like the ability to send and receive high resolution photos in Messenger. It has followed through on the feedback and has now added support for up to 4K photos on Facebook Messenger.
Starting today, Facebook Messenger users can send and receive photos of up to 4K resolution or 4,096 x 4,096 pixels per image. That is the highest quality that many smartphones support currently.
This change will certainly be very well received, given that more than 17 billion photos are sent through Messenger every single month. Even though the resolution has been bumped up, Facebook promises users that their photos will be sent just as quickly as before.
In order to start sharing photos in up to 4K resolution, users first need to update their Messenger app. Once they have the latest version, they can open a conversation and tap on the camera icon to select the photo that they want to send.
This feature is now rolling out on both iPhone and Android to users in the United States, Canada, Australia, France, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, and South Korea. Support for 4K resolution photos on Messenger will be rolled out to additional countries in the coming weeks.