Facebook recently made Messenger a much better place to share photos.
The messaging app can now support photo-sharing at 4k resolutions, meaning that high-resolution photos that are sent within the Messenger app will look much sharper than ever before.
With the recent change, photos up to 4096 x 4096 pixels will appear in full fidelity or, as Facebook says, “the highest quality many smartphones support.” Earlier, Messenger compressed very high-resolution photos, causing the quality of the image to degrade.
The change is currently rolling out to Messenger. However, users may have to look closely at their smartphone screen to notice it.
Even though the difference may be difficult to notice on a smartphone display, users can open the photos on their laptops, and they will easily be able to see the difference in sharpness.
For users, the recent change means that Messenger is suddenly a much better platform to exchange photos with their friends since they no longer have to sacrifice resolution.
According to Facebook, users of the Messenger app are already exchanging around 17 billion photos per month, so it is certainly a change that will affect a lot of people.