You can now send 4K photos on Facebook Messenger

Messenger allowed only 2K photo sharing so far.
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Facebook is going to allow users to share higher resolution photographs over its Messenger service. The company is rolling out an upgrade that allows users to send 4K photos on Messenger app in the US, France, Canada, UK, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Japan. According to Facebook, the update will be coming to other countries in the “coming weeks”.

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Further, Facebook says it allowed only 2K photo uploads on Messenger. However, the maximum resolution is now going up to 4096 x 4096 pixels. The company even provided some examples to show the difference in how sharp photos will be now. Based on those, you can assume sharper and crisper photos, that can allow some zooming.

It’s unclear when the update will roll out to all users, but it should be soon enough. 

“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,” the company said in a blog post.

It’s unclear when the update will roll out to all users, but it should be soon enough. Facebook has been adding more features on Messenger for a while now. The company has also been wanting to make the service useful for businesses, adding support for bots and more.