WhatsApp is introducing a new feature that allows users to send high-resolution photos through the messaging service.
WhatsApp has rolled out an update that permits both iPhone and Android users to share images in high resolution, tackling the previous issue of low-quality image sharing on the platform.
The new feature, known as “HD quality,” reduces compression, leading to crisper and more detailed images. For example, iPhone users can now transmit images at an impressive 3024 x 4032 resolution, a significant improvement from the former limit of 920 x 1280.
When recipients receive these HD images, they’ll notice an “HD” badge in the image’s corner, indicating the receipt of a superior-quality version. Moreover, WhatsApp ensures that all high-resolution images are securely protected with end-to-end encryption.
To send high-resolution photos to others, make sure you have the latest version of WhatsApp installed, and then follow the steps outlined below.
- Within a chat conversation, press the Camera icon.
- Choose an image from your photo gallery that you want to send.
- Click the HD icon located at the top of the screen, to the left of the other image editing options.
- In the popup that emerges, select the HD quality option and press Done.
- Finally, click the Send button.
Note: Please make sure you’ve updated to the latest version of WhatsApp to see the HD option.