We're making significant investments in how people communicate visually on Messenger.
You may be curious how much of a difference 4K resolution makes.
The news of this 4K photo sharing feature comes just weeks after Facebook Messenger announced it is launching a new payment service in the United Kingdom that allows users to send money to one another via the popular app.
You Can Now Send PayPal Invoices Via Facebook Messenger
We know that every message matters to you, no matter how or what you're sharing. You can use Messenger to play games, check your PayPal balance, send money to friends, and plenty more. Now you can send pictures "up to 4,096 x 4,096 pixels per image", one of, if not the highest resolutions smartphones currently support.
Once you have updated your app to the latest version, high-resolution photo-sharing will happen automatically since it's the new default setting. 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. In the coming weeks, we're planning to roll out 4k resolution to additional countries.
To create an invoice, a user needs to open the extension tray in Facebook Messenger, select PayPal and follow steps to fill out information on item name, description, price, and quantity (all that will be appear in an invoice template once completed).
The payments and invoicing partnership helps to make Messenger a viable competitor to social payment services like Pay Cash, Square Cash, Snap, and even PayPal's own highly-popular Venmo app.