Tech Published: 11 April 2024 Update: 11 April 2024

Meta says it’s fixing ‘HD’ photo sharing in Facebook Messenger

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Facebook rolled out the ability for Messenger users to share 4K photos back in 2017. Now, Meta has announced that users can share HD photos in the app. Confused? We were, too, so we asked about it. The short answer is that, here, HD means 4K, and now 4K photos are… more 4K?

Facebook Messenger comms team representative Liz Sweeney clarified in an email to The Verge that 4K (specifically, 4,096 x 4,096 pixels per inch) shared photos were more compressed before, and how they looked was “dependent on the network conditions of both the sender and receiver.” Now, Sweeney says they won’t be as heavily compressed, and users will have a new “HD” button that enables 4K sharing. And if you don’t tap the button, photos will share in 2K instead.

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