Messenger adds new features: Send HD photos, create shared albums, and more

Messenger is just starting to roll out the new features.

Facebook recently updated Messenger, adding several new features, including sending HD photos, creating shared albums with friends, connecting with new friends via QR codes, and sending large files from your phone.

Messenger is just starting to roll out the new features, so don’t worry if you still don’t have them. You can check for updates on the Play Store.

Sending HD photos

Messenger now allows its users to send photos in high definition or HD. To do this, select an image from the chat composer, tap the HD toggle to turn it on, and then Send. Tap on additional photos to send multiple in HD, then tap Send.

Messenger HD photos

Create shared albums

Users will be able to create shared albums of photos and videos in group chats. To do this, go to the group chat. Select multiple photos from the chat composer. Tap Create Album (you can also long press a photo in the chat and tap Create Album), and choose Add to Album to finish.

The albums can be renamed if needed. To rename, tap Album. Tap the three-dot menu, choose Edit Name, and confirm the new album name.

Messenger shared albums in gc

You can also locate the album by tapping on the group chat name and then tapping on Media. This feature will roll out in the coming weeks.

Add new friends via QR Code

Users can also add new friends and connections by scanning their unique QR codes.

Messenger QR Code

You can find your QR code by going to Settings in your Messenger profile and tapping the QR code icon at the top. This feature is now available to users.

Send files up to 100MB from your phone

Messenger send large files

Users can send files of up to 100MB on Messenger. All major file formats are supported, including PDF, Word, and Excel. In the chat composer, just tap the + button and choose the file.

Bryan is a geek at heart and a tech enthusiast by choice. He has a strong background in corporate communications, marketing services, and customer relations having worked in the telecommunications and banking sectors for over two decades. In his spare time, he enjoys watching clips on YouTube and binge watching shows on Netflix.

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