10 December 2016
Facebook is appearing to be updating its Android app with native support for uploading HD videos. It has not made any official announcement regarding this new feature but a Reddit user mr3305 has shared a screenshot showing its availability.
The option to upload HD videos on Facebook is basically a toggle button like it's for uploading HD photos. The user has mentioned that the option is available on all of his smartphones and is turned off by default. It needs to be turned on manually for uploading videos in full resolution on Facebook.
In the screenshot, you can see that the option to upload HD videos is present right below the option to upload HD photos. At the time of writing this, the feature has been reported to be seen by only one Reddit user and is not available for others. It seems to be a result of server-side change and beta testing as I have the latest Facebook app version for Android and the option is not available on any of my devices.
If it's indeed a test from Facebook, then the feature should expand to masses in the near future which also makes sense as it has already made it possible for users to share HD photos using the app. For uninitiated ones, Facebook currently compresses videos to low resolution while uploading. This will surely be a welcome change for many users who want to share videos in full resolution.
If you happen to see the feature in Facebook Android app on your device, do share screenshots with us.
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