Facebook Messenger adds support for 360 degree Photos and HD quality video

09 Abril, 2018, 03:42 | Author: Misty Newman
  • Facebook Messenger gets support for 360-degree panoramas and HD videos

Messenger is also getting support for 360-degree photos today.

The social networking giant first launched 360 Photos through its main app back in 2016, allowing viewers to control the view by tilting, swiping, or clicking the screen that they're using.

Facebook Messenger now lets you share 360-degree photos with your contacts. Earlier this year Facebook had shared that the ability to send photos, videos, stickers and GIFs in Messenger and has continued to make these features richer, sharper, and better with the introduction of 360-degree photos in Messenger.

In the latest version of the Messenger app, users can choose to snap a 360-degree photo with the panorama function on their phones, or via a third-party app.

As Facebook product managers Sean Kelly and Hagen Green wrote in a company blog post, "the world is your oyster now in Messenger". From there, it will be converted into an immersive, envy-inducing photo.

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Support for 360-degree images is available worldwide, AndroidCentral reports, while HD videos are now rolling out in 18 regions: the U.S., UK, Canada, Australia, Belgium, France, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Romania, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, Sweden, and Switzerland. You can identify if a photo is panoramic by seeing a compass icon on the lower right-hand side.

360-degree photos in Messenger to all, on both iOS and Android.

The update also allows you to send HD videos.

Users can share HD quality, 720p videos that are saved on their phone, as well as videos on their Facebook newsfeed or in another message thread. This will now only be available on Android and iOS in the USA, U.K., Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Hong Kong, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, and Taiwan.

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