I often send photos/videos to my friends on Messenger. The problem is that FB's algorythm compresses them so badly it really affects their enjoyability. I send HD videos, and they get something like it was 2000. I send high quality photos of a document and they can barely read it.

  • Is there a way to turn off image and video compression in Facebook Messenger?

  • If not, is there any app/extension for sharing original quality images and videos that is convenient to use both for me and the receiver?

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    Tumbleweed badge... hmm, not exactly what I hoped from this question, but hey, it's something :p – Neinstein Jun 19 '17 at 9:10
  • Are you sure it's just Facebook? Most phone carriers transparently compress photos and videos you download over mobile data. – Dan Hulme Jun 21 '17 at 8:46
  • @Dan Hulme I use a tablet without SIM card. It's definetly not the carrier... :] And they look equally crappy on desktop afr\ter I send them. – Neinstein Jun 21 '17 at 8:48
  • A bit late to the party here, but I've found that attaching a picture rather than taking it in-app results in a far better quality result on Messenger's servers. If you take a picture with your default camera app (which stores it locally), and then use Messenger's 'picture' icon to attach it (rather than using the 'camera' icon), the resulting link to FB's CDN containing the picture gives you a file ~50% bigger than the in-app version. Still seriously compressed, mind you. – oflahero Apr 23 '18 at 13:44

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