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Facebook Messenger Adds Support for 360-Degree Photos, 720p Video

Facebook Messenger Adds Support for 360-Degree Photos, 720p Video

The social network says that 360-degree photos are available worldwide, while HD video sharing is available in a limited number of countries for now.

Facebook Messenger now lets you share 360-degree photos with your contacts.

In a bid to visually appeal to its consumer base, Messenger announced the introduction of 360 degree photos and HD quality videos on the app.

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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. However, if the HD footage has been captured in advance it can then be sent using Facebook Messenger.

Availability of the new features depends on where you reside. Facebook may be trying to preserve bandwidth here, but I'm guessing most video clips shared in chat are going to be very short ones. However, it is rather too early to start speculating if 360 degree photos and HD videos will be added to the app. Facebook supports 360-degree images and videos in the main app, however this new update allows you to capture 360-degree picture with your 360-degree camera for sending it to others. You can also identify the videos with a HD or SD marker. HD quality videos are available to users on both platforms in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Hong Kong, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, UK and the U.S.


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