Facebook updates Messenger app to support 360 photos

  • Facebook updates Messenger app to support 360 photos

Facebook updates Messenger app to support 360 photos

Bloomberg subsequently reached out to Facebook and later reported that Messenger is scanning the photos and links that users send to each other, and it's also reading text conversations when a moderator flags them.

The function is relatively simple to use and provides a clear, zoomed-up 360-degree view of the surroundings.

You can send and receive 360-degree photos in Messenger wherever you are in the world and whether you're on iOS or Android. The app doesn't capture 360-degree photos for you, but you can take them with your phone's stock camera app or a third-party one.

High resolution photo news was introduced last fall and Facebook is now launching the ability to share high definition quality videos straight to Messenger.

To try out these new features, users need to update Messenger app to make sure they have the latest version. It also analyses any images shared via Messenger to detect known child pornography, and monitors messages for other violations of its terms of service.

The changes to Messenger will require an app update, which should be live now. Then share it in Messenger as you would a normal photo. Facebook has been under scrutiny in recent weeks over how it handles users' private data and the revelation struck a nerve. However, you'll only get the ability to send and receive HD videos if you're in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Hong Kong, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and the US. In both ways, you can see 360 degree images with compass icon on the screen.

While Facebook is rolling out these new photo features, social media rivals Twitter and Instagram do not match up.

HD quality videos are available in Australia, Belgium, Britain, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Hong Kong, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and the USA on iOS and Android. Support for HD-quality video is available in the US, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Hong Kong, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the UK.