Launched in 2004, Facebook has since been the top social media platform for people of all ages and from all around the world. However, you might not know that Mark Zuckerberg, (a Harvard student at the time of Facebook’s launch) initially created the platform so that Harvard students could stay connected to each other. In about two months, it soon spread to the other ivy league college campuses in the US- Stanford, Yale, and Columbia.
It was launched worldwide after a year, and we all know what happened next. Today, the success of Facebook is still unmatched, even after the launch of Instagram and Snapchat, which are better suited for the Gen Z audience. Moreover, Facebook Messenger was also the top messaging app in the world until quite recently, when it was dethroned by WhatsApp, another subsidiary of the Meta platforms.
As was its intent, Facebook users can connect from all around the world anytime they want. Moreover, sharing pictures, comments, and videos is a crucial feature of the platform. These features might sound quite general, but they weren’t as common in the early days after the launch. Besides these, Facebook keeps adding new and advanced features in frequent updates, such as the 24-hour stories and reels.
In today’s blog, we’ll be discussing a minor error of the platform: the pictures getting blurry after being posted on Facebook. There are many reasons behind this error, but we’ll make sure you identify what is causing this error on your device and how you can fix it.
How To Fix Blurry Pictures On Facebook
Let us explain. By default, Facebook turns off the Upload in HD option to save data. However, the saved data is accounted for by decreasing the quality of the picture. We don’t want that now, do we?
Follow the step-by-step guide to turn on the Upload in HD option on Facebook quickly.
Step 1: Launch the Facebook App on your smartphone and log in to your account.
Step 2: Locate the hamburger icon located at the top right corner of the screen and tap on it.
Step 3: Scroll down to the Settings and privacy option and tap on it.
Step 4: A drop-down menu will appear. Tap on the first option called Settings.
Step 5: In the Settings page, scroll down to the Preferences section and tap on Media and contacts.
Step 6: On the Media and contacts page, locate the two options Upload Videos In HD and Upload Photos In HD. Both of them will have toggle buttons beside them. By default, they are turned off. Turn them on.
There you go. Now, all your pictures/videos will only be uploaded in full HD quality.