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Facebook Messenger Now Lets You Share Photos in 4K High Resolution

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The latest in PayPal's busy week: the payments company is now letting users create an invoice through the Facebook Messenger service, expanding on its recent partnership with the social media platform to enable P2P payments through Facebook's chat service. Whether you're catching up over moments big and small - like a recent vacation, an unbelievable meal at a new restaurant, a new member of the family, or the first snow day of the year - sharing photos of our experiences brings our conversations to life.

"Your photos will also be sent just as quickly before, even at this new, higher resolution".

You can see the difference 4K makes in the image below. You will need to enter some simple details like item name, description, price, and quantity before sending it.

Facebook reports that its Messenger users trade around 17 billion photos every single month, so it's understandable that a few of those folks would like to send images that are a few steps above your average meme in quality.

The process for sending 4K images is exactly the same: just update your app, open a conversation, tap the camera roll icon, select an image and tap send.

If you've ever sent or received an image on Messenger, it was previously downgraded to 2K no matter the original resolution. You can use Messenger to play games, check your PayPal balance, send money to friends, and plenty more. The first wave of users that will be able to benefit from the new feature are avid Messenger users located in the US, Canada, France, Australia, the UK, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, and South Korea. Other countries will be added to the rollout in the coming weeks.