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Whatsapp Now Allows Sending Photos In High Quality2 min read

Whatsapp Now Allows Sending Photos In High Quality<span class="wtr-time-wrap after-title"><span class="wtr-time-number">2</span> min read</span>

Whether it’s after a beautiful wedding or a boozy night out, there are often times when you want to send your friends photos over WhatsApp.

But users will know the frustration of receiving a bunch of snaps, only to discover that they’re grainy.

Thankfully, the days of having to meet up to AirDrop the photos could soon be a thing of the past.

WhatsApp is testing the ability to send high-resolution photos over the platform, according to WABetaInfo.

‘This feature definitely improves the user experience while sending images, and it is rolling out to some beta testers!’ WABetaInfo explained.

WABetaInfo saw the new feature in the latest beta versions of WhatsApp for iOS and Android – iOS and Android respectively

WABetaInfo spotted the new feature in the latest beta versions of WhatsApp for iOS and Android – iOS and Android respectively.

WhatsApp currently lowers the quality of photos you send by 70 percent by default.

While this allows for faster data transfer, it can be incredibly annoying, especially if you plan on sharing the photos on other platforms such as Instagram.

However, the beta versions of WhatsApp have a new option to adjust photo quality when sharing photos with your friends.

WABetaInfo shared a screenshot of the feature, saying, “As you can see in this screenshot, it’s possible to choose better quality when sending photos, and the option will only appear if you select a large size photo.” ‘

By default, photos will still be sent in ‘Standard quality’, but users can also select a new HD option.

“Note that this doesn’t mean you can send photos in their original quality, as this option preserves the image dimensions but still applies slight compression to the image,” explains WABetaInfo.

When a photo is sent as HD, it is marked as a high quality photo through a new tag on the message bubble.

As it stands, the new feature is limited to photos and still compresses videos before sending.

While it has yet to be rolled out to all WhatsApp users, the news is likely to thrill many fans, who regularly complain about photo quality on Twitter.

One user wrote, “Why Whatsapp reduces the quality of photos, especially screenshots, it’s so annoying that we need to do something about it ASAP.”

Another added, “WhatsApp needs to cut their shit by degrading the quality of my photos/videos.”


It remains unclear when the new HD photo option will roll out to all users.

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