Now you 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. Your photos will also be sent just as quickly before, even at this new, higher resolution.
You may be curious how much of a difference 4K resolution makes. Take a look at the before and after of this photo a beach in Sydney. On the right at 4K resolution, once you zoom in, the photo is much sharper and clearer so you can see every detail. The image on left are at previous 2K resolution and image on right is new default 4K resolution.
To send and share photos at 4K resolution, first update your Messenger app to make sure you have the latest version. Then open a conversation and tap the camera roll icon. Select the photo, tap send, and the person you’re messaging with will receive the high resolution photo.
Starting today, we are rolling out 4K resolution on both iPhone and Android to people in the US, Canada, France, Australia, the UK, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, and South Korea. In the coming weeks, we’re planning to roll out 4k resolution to additional countries.