Messenger gets HD videos, 360-degree Photos
360-degree photos and panoramic photos give you the ability to share more immersive views.
Visuals are the best way to add delightful expression and meaningful emotions to chats. 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.
360-degree photos and panoramic photos give you the ability to share more immersive views of the world — be it stunning landscapes, ocean view from your hotel room, or the way your new apartment looks – the world gets better to share.
High resolution photo news was introduced last fall and Facebook is now launching the ability to share high definition quality videos straight to Messenger. Many smartphones capture videos with HD resolution, and now people on Messenger can send and receive HD quality, 720p videos straight from their camera roll.
To try out these new features, users need to update Messenger app to make sure they have the latest version. 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. Then share it in Messenger as one would with a normal photo. From there, it will be converted into an immersive, envy-inducing photo. Your friends and loved ones can then experience on mobile by tapping and dragging the photo or by moving their phone, and on Messenger.com by clicking and dragging.
To share HD videos, you can either share a video saved on your phone, from your newsfeed, or even share a video from one message thread to another.
Both 360-degree photos and HD videos are easy to identify in Messenger. You will see a compass icon on the right-hand side of a panoramic photo. The videos will also be easily identifiable with a HD or SD marker. If you’d like, you can change the quality right from the marker on the lower right side when in full screen mode.
360-degree photos in Messenger to all, on both iOS and Android. 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 US on iOS and Android.