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Forget WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger now has another major advantage

Forget WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger now has another major advantage

Facebook on Tuesday rolled out the ability to send "4K" photos on the Messenger app in the US, Canada, France, Australia, the UK, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, and South Korea.

Today's update means there's no longer aggressive optimisations (compression) on images, which means the image you capture will be sent and hopefully displayed as you intended.

Once the rollout is done in these countries then Facebook will start rolling out the 4K resolution for other countries.

Charlie Rose suspended following sexual harassment allegations
Two women who worked for Mr Rose said he walked naked in front of them, and another said she was groped by him at a party. PBS , CBS and Bloomberg , which also employs Rose , said there was no record of sexual harassment complaints against him.

Facebook said the move was in part fuelled by the number of images now being shared through the service. That's just over 2 megapixels, and anything higher you tried to send someone would be compressed by Messenger before sending.

Photos uploaded to Facebook Messenger are about to get a much-needed facelift.

Today the photo quality supported by Messenger (used by 1.3 Billion per month) is increasing to 4K. This way they can instantly share the original resolution images to their friends and relatives via Messenger.

Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) price dives after £30m Tether hack revealed
Tether issuances have not been affected by this attack, and all Tether tokens remain fully backed by assets in the Tether reserve. This update is meant to prevent the stolen coins from being a part of the system again by locking them into the hacker's wallet.

PayPal has announced a new integration with Facebook Messenger that's created to make it easier for small-scale sellers at garage sales, on Craigslist, or even on Facebook Marketplace to request and receive payments. Find a photo you want to share and designate the person who'll receive it, and Facebook will send the highest possible resolution. The social network giant yesterday announced that people can now send and receive photos in Messenger at 4K resolution or up to 4,096×4,096 pixels per image, which is the highest quality many smartphones support.

Messenger now supports 4K photos in the United States, Canada, France, Australia, United Kingdom, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, and South Korea. Stay tuned with us for all the updates related this.

No bail for suspect in fatal Pennsylvania cop shooting
They tracked down Harper and found him Saturday with $2,500 cash and bags of suspected heroin, according to a criminal complaint. Harper was arrested Sunday night on drug charges after police discovered heroin and $2,500 in cash inside his auto .


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