This means users get a much richer and sharper experience when viewing images that have been sent over social media.
We're making significant investments in how people communicate visually on Messenger.
You can see the difference 4K makes in the image below.
According to Facebook, 17 billion photos are sent through Messenger every month, so this is no small change.
You don't even have to do anything different to send the photos; just make sure you have the app updated to the most current version and shoot off a pic the way you normally would.
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. These compressed images, while they worked well enough for most use cases like a quick snap at a vacation or a picture of a meal, often suffered from severe detail loss due to Messenger compression.
Facebook says you can now send and receive photos at 4K resolution, or 4,096 x 4,096 pixels per image. Other countries will be added to the rollout in the coming weeks.
To create an invoice, a user needs to open the extension tray in Facebook Messenger, select PayPal and follow steps to fill out information on item name, description, price, and quantity (all that will be appear in an invoice template once completed).
And this is yet another exclusive feature as, despite Facebook owning rival service WhatsApp, the U.S. technology firm says payments will only be available via Messenger.