Facebook Messenger will now send your photos in 4K

Rob LeFebvre

Facebook Messenger has recently gotten some pretty nifty additions, like the ability to share Apple Music and Spotify tunes, send cash to friends and new video chat filters. Now the company is improving another visual feature: photos. Now you can send and receive photos via the messaging service at 4K resolution at the same speed as your regular photos, according to Facebook.

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Facebook says that people are sharing 17 billion photos via Messenger each month and that the bump to 4K will make "your conversations richer, sharper, and better than ever." You'll need to update your Messenger app to the latest version; the rest happens automatically. 4K photos are available right now on iPhone and Android in the US, Canada, France, Australia, the UK, Singapore and South Korea, with the feature rolling out to more countries in the coming weeks.

  • This article originally appeared on Engadget.