Send high-quality images on WhatsApp; HD Photos feature is here, HD Videos to come soon

Sending high resolutions photos on WhatsApp just got better. Know how to share HD-quality pictures with these easy steps. HD Video support to arrive soon.

| Updated on: Aug 19 2023, 13:27 IST
In Pics: Send the best quality WhatsApp photos on iPhone, Android now; Know how
1/5 Why does WhatsApp compress pictures while sharing it? This happens because in the Settings of the application the photo upload quality is set on auto by default, and therefore, the quality of the image while sharing depends on several factors like the internet connection, size of the image, and more. The app therefore, looks to downsize the image, which affects its quality. (PTI)
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2/5 How to send the best quality photo on WhatsApp: Open WhatsApp on your iPhone or Android device and click on the three dots to go to WhatsApp Settings. From Settings you will have to select Storage and Data. After that you will have to tap on the Photo upload quality and select the Best Quality option and then click on Ok. (REUTERS)
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3/5 Meanwhile, you can also check the steps to send photos and videos on WhatsApp here: Go to WhatsApp and open an individual or group chat where you want to send the photo or video. Click on the Attach icon, then follow the steps mentioned below: (PTI)
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4/5 On an Android device, click on the gallery to select an existing photo or video from your phone. Tap and hold to select multiple images. You can also add captions to photos and videos. Swipe between photos to add captions to each one and finally click on the send icon. (REUTERS)
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5/5 While iPhone users will have to click on the plus icon and then select Photo and Video Library to select a photo or video from your iPhone's photos or albums. After selecting a photo or video, tap Add at the bottom left to select multiple photos or videos at once. (Pixabay)
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Sending clear and sharp photos on WhatsApp just got easier. (Pexels)

WhatsApp, the instant messaging platform, has introduced a new feature! You know how sometimes the pictures you send on WhatsApp aren't as clear and nice as the ones you take? It has now been fixed. The company added a feature that lets you send high-resolution photos to your friends and family. Isn't that cool? Additionally, according to Meta, HD Video support will arrive soon.

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced this new feature on his Instagram Broadcast, where he said, "Sharing photos on WhatsApp just got an upgrade. Now you can send in HD".

This feature is being rolled out in a phased manner, so not everyone can use it right away. The feature will arrive over a period of several weeks. So, if you don't see this cool HD option yet, don't worry. It will show up on your phone soon. People who use Android phones and iPhones will all get to use this feature.

WhatsApp has also revealed that they're planning to add a feature for sending HD videos in the future. But for now, let's focus on how to send those high-quality photos to your friends and family.

How to send HD photos on WhatsApp

If you are wondering how to use it, don't worry, it's easy. You just need to follow these five simple steps:

Step 1: Make sure your WhatsApp app is up-to-date. If not, go to the Google Play Store (for Android phones) or the Apple App Store (for iPhones) and update the app.

Step 2: Open the WhatsApp app and go to the chat where you want to send the super clear photo.

Step 3: Look for the option to add something (like a paperclip icon) and tap on it. You'll see two choices: "Standard" and "HD Photos."

Step 4: Choose the "HD Photos" option. This is the one that will make your photo super clear and amazing.

Step 5: After choosing "HD Photos," tap the send button. Your friend will then get the photo in all its high-definition glory.

WhatsApp also lets you decide what to do if you have a slow internet connection. If you receive a photo and your connection isn't great, you can choose whether to keep the standard version or upgrade it to HD, picture by picture. So now you can share your memories with your loved ones in the best quality possible.

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First Published Date: 19 Aug, 12:53 IST
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