Facebook Messenger has received the ability to send 360-degree photos, panoramic photos, and high-definition videos directly in Messenger. Facebook will now allow users to send and receive HD quality; 720p videos straight from their camera roll.
For 360 degree photos in Messenger, simply set your 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 you would a normal photo. From there, Facebook will convert it to an immersive, envy-inducing photo that your friends and loved ones can 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.
To try out these new features first, update your Messenger app to make sure you have the latest version.
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 an 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 are available all over the world 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.
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