If you like using Facebook Messenger there is some good news – especially for the 90 per cent of users who like to attach photos to their messages – you can now send and receive photos at their full resolution.
More than 17 billion photos are exchanged through Messenger every month and now each picture can be sent at up to 4K resolution or 4096 x 4096 pixels per image.
Users can share pictures of their holiday, their night out, the arrival of a new member of the family and all the big occasions of their lives in all their glory.
And that means they can be enjoyed in high quality on the move with most smartphones having displays with full high definition resolution and beyond so the photos will look sharper than ever.
And Facebook Messenger has promised your images, despite being higher resolution and larger files, will still be sent as quickly as they were before.
For users to be able to send and receive 4K resolution images they must update the Messenger app so they’re running the latest version.
Then it’s business as usual. To attach an image, tap the camera roll icon, select the image you want to share and hit send.
4K photo sharing will be available on iPhone and Android in Australia, US, Canada, France, UK, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea.
The updated will be rolled out in other countries progressively in the coming weeks.