Facebook Messenger Monitors Users' Messages, But For Good Reason

09 April, 2018, 05:44 | Author: Pamela Mathis
  • Facebook Messenger gets support for 360-degree panoramas and HD videos

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.

For some odd reason, 720p video can't be captured using the in-app camera because it's being kept at a lower resolution.

Facebook Messenger users across the globe can send 360-degree photos in the app on both iOS and Android. 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.

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

Allowing users to use the panorama function on their phones might be a smart move, as they would then be able to take multiple shots and pick the best one to send.

Shohei Ohtani: Homers for third consecutive game
The Angels had 14 hits, including three each from Upton and Andrelton Simmons, and two each from Albert Pujols and Luis Valbuena. Angels starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani delivers a pitch against Oakland in the fifth inning in Anaheim on Sunday, April 8, 2018.


Facebook has been under the microscope for possible privacy violations ever since news broke that Trump campaign-linked Cambridge Analytica had used a Facebook app to download data on 50 million U.S. users from the service.

Facebook has come under intense scrutiny in recent weeks after news broke that Cambridge Analytica, a data firm with ties to President Donald Trump's campaign, may have had information on millions of Facebook users without their knowledge.

The changes to Messenger will require an app update, which should be live now. Facebook's other major chat app, WhatsApp, encrypts both ends of its users' communications, so that not even WhatsApp can see it - a fact that's made it more secure for users, and more hard for lawmakers wanting information in investigations. The world that the human eye perceives can now be easily caught in all its immersive vitality and held up for the friends to see in Messenger. You can also toggle between video quality now using this marker just like you can on YouTube.

Likewise, to share an HD video, select one you've saved from your phone or one in your newsfeed.

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