It’s been a long time coming, but Facebook has finally launched high-definition uploads for users of its Android app.
While the capability has been available to iOS users for at least two years, it’s taken this long for it to arrive on Google’s mobile platform.
Spotted by AndroidPolice, users interested in uploading videos with improved definition simply need to hit Settings in the Facebook app and toggle the button for the option to “Upload videos in HD.”
The social networking giant hasn’t made any official announcement about the new feature, but AndroidPolice notes that it’s “already widely, if not completely, rolled out.”
Other features reportedly in testing or being steadily rolled out to users of Facebook’s Android app include picture-in-picture video. To enable it, Facebook will ask you to grant it permission to “draw over other apps.” After that, you’ll see the little picture-in-picture icon in the top left of the app’s video player. Tap on it and you’ll be able to “float” the video over other content on your display.
Some users are also being given the option to select the quality of video playback similar to how YouTube offers it, as well as download clips for later offline viewing, something Netflix recently launched.
Just to confirm, it seems the above features are currently being tested or rolled out, so if you’re not seeing them yet then standby, there’s a good chance they’ll land soon.
The new additions, while hardly major developments for the app, are nevertheless all part of Facebook’s ongoing drive to promote video on its platform and encourage its global base of 1.8 billion monthly active users to upload and view greater amounts of such content.
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