Messenger Announces New Ways to Share and Connect

Messenger elevates your Facebook connections by creating a safe and authentic space for private and meaningful conversations. Whether it is sharing a Reel you saw with your best friend, going deeper with people you met through a Facebook Group or Marketplace, reacting to a Story your friend shared, or simply reaching out to say hi – Messenger brings you closer to the people and interests that make your world. Continuing on the drumbeat of elevating your messaging experience, we’re excited to start the rollout of a number of new sharing and connection features to make your private conversations and connections even better.

Send your photos in high-definition

You can now send clearer, crisper photos in your chats. To send an HD photo, select an image from your chat composer, then turn the HD toggle on and tap Send. Tap on additional photos to send multiple in HD, then tap Send.

Create shared albums with friends

From chats about a recent spring break trip to your Grandma’s 80th birthday celebration, you can now create albums of photos and videos to share, organize and reminisce over the best memories/moments. 

To create a new album in a group chat:

To rename the album: 

From there, everyone in the chat can view, add, delete and download pictures and videos from the album. To locate the album at any time, tap on your group chat name then tap Media. This feature will be rolling out over the coming weeks.

Add new connections using a QR code

Now you don’t have to type out someone’s name or number to add them on Messenger – you can easily connect with folks by scanning their Messenger QR code or sharing yours via a link.

To start a message thread with a new connection, go to your Settings and tap the QR code icon at the top. From there, they can scan your code using their device’s camera, or you can share a link by tapping Share.

Send files up to 100MB right from your phone 

You no longer have to rely on email to send large files. When you’re in a Messenger chat, tap the + button and then select a file up to 100MB. All major file formats are supported, including Word, PDF and Excel. 

We are forever working to make Messenger a platform for self expression, private and meaningful conversations and connection  — so that you can connect with the right people on Facebook, friends, family, and beyond, in the ways you want. Stay tuned for more features coming soon.


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