Windows Phone 8 full-res photo/video backup rolling out worldwide

Windows Phone 8 provides users with the ability to back up any photo or video taken by those smartphones to a SkyDrive account, although residents in just a few countries were able to upload full-resolution photos and videos to Microsoft's cloud storage service until today.

In a post on Microsoft's Windows Phone blog, the company has announced that full-resolution photos and videos can now be uploaded and backed up to SkyDrive accounts worldwide for the first time. Microsoft stated:

As you can imagine, backing up high-res photos and videos involves a lot of data. To ensure we could provide a quality experience in each market, we deliberately took things slow and planned a staged roll out of the feature.

In other words, people who have been waiting for this ability might have to wait just a few more days before their Windows Phone 8 device gets the update. Once that happens, users can go to the SkyDrive setting in the Photos selection of the OS and then select "Best quality." The one catch to this feature is that Microsoft requires a WiFi connection in order to work. The Windows Phone and SkyDrive teams have been working "closely with over the months to make this key feature is available globally" according to the blog.

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