Facebook Messenger now allows you to send and receive high-res, 4K images

Facebook Messenger now allows you to send and receive high-res, 4K images

Facebook just announced that starting today, millions of iOS and Android users of its ultra-popular Messenger service will be able to send and receive high-resolution 4K images between one another. The first wave of users that will be able to benefit from the new feature are avid Messenger users located in the US, Canada, France, Australia, the UK, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, and South Korea. The implementation of sharper, richer image content will definitely benefit the user experience in a major way, Facebook says, admitting that the support for sending and receiving 4K images was the result of multiple user requests.


Previously, Facebook Messenger used to scale down the overall quality of sent images down to 2K resolution quite possibly due to bandwidth issues. Luckily, the implementation of 4K won't increase message sending times - Facebook says it will take just as long as it previously did.

The only prerequisite for sending high-res images to your buddies is updating your Facebook Messenger app on either Android or iOS and then proceeding like you'd normally do - there are no fancy-shmancy toggles or switches involved.

The first wave of users that will be able to benefit from the new feature are avid Messenger users located in the US, Canada, France, Australia, the UK, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, and South Korea. Users in other countries will be getting the new feature in the coming weeks, it was revealed.


source: Facebook

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4 Comments

1. Babadook

Posts: 230; Member since: May 24, 2016

Why aren't all apps like this? I'm looking at you, Allo!

2. bucknassty

Posts: 1285; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

you know... if allo can get its S*** together, it can rival imessage and facebook messenger

3. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

Exactly, I hope other apps do this as well Better yet to make an option when sending or receiving Whatsapp decrease any image even if it was send as a document attachment (without changing to .dox)

4. worldpeace

Posts: 3091; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

4K images? lol... then it's just a 8MP image, still below average 12MP on smartphones

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