Messenger gets HD videos, 360-degree Photos

Messenger gets HD videos, 360-degree Photos

Messenger gets HD videos, 360-degree Photos

Facebook had detected people trying to send sensational messages through the Messenger app, he said. 360 degree images can only be captured outside of the app. For 360-degree photos, simply set the phone camera to panorama and snap a photo or capture a 360-degree photo using a 360-photo app or camera. Facebook said support for 360-degree photos in Messenger is available "all over the world" on both iOS and Android.

Facebook has come under intense scrutiny in recent weeks after news broke that Cambridge Analytica, a data firm with ties to President Donald Trump's campaign, may have had information on millions of Facebook users without their knowledge. However, you'll only get the ability to send and receive HD videos if you're in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Hong Kong, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and the US. This new feature comes after Facebook added support for 4K-resolution photos in Messenger last fall.

Users will now be able to identify 360 images and HD videos within messenger by a compass icon for the spherical images and an HD marker for videos. HD quality videos are available in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Hong Kong, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, UK and the United States on iOS and Android.

The result is optimisation of video quality and an enhanced viewing experience for receivers. The world that the human eye perceives can now be easily caught in all its immersive vitality and held up for the friends to see in Messenger.

HD quality videos are available in Australia, Belgium, Britain, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Hong Kong, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and the U.S. on iOS and Android. If you'd like, you can change the quality right from the marker on the lower right side when in full screen mode.

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