Facebook Messenger is one of the most popular communication services in the world, but it is by no means the most enjoyable to use. In addition to adding more or less useful features like Stories and the ability to play video games inside the app, things that have made it harder for smartphones to perform over the past few years, Messenger also offered one of the weakest feature of sending photos on the market. Soon, all Messenger users will be able to send pictures at 4K resolution.
In an era where smartphones can shoot truly impressive photos, and all users use more and more messaging services, Facebook Messenger was limited to a resolution the company now calls 2K. It seems, however, that many fans of the service have complained that the service is damaging the quality of the images too much so that Facebook today announces the support for “4K” photos. However, this 4K is not equivalent to the cinematic or UHD standard, but it is about 4,096 x 4,096 pixels, something even higher vertically than the 4K for video clips.
As a result, Facebook Messenger images will now be clearer, with fewer compression artifacts and will offer more natural colors comparable to those of original photos. Since the resolution has increased fourfold, these benefits were to be expected.
Unfortunately, changes are not valid for all users at once. To begin with, only those who use Facebook Messenger in the United States, Canada, France, Australia, England, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea will benefit from this capability, other countries will be included in this program in the weeks it follows.