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WhatsApp now shows bigger photos and videos in chats

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Photos and videos will now appear in full view in chats as opposed to the cropped preview.

WhatsApp has introduced a small but handy feature for users. It’s rolling out a new update that brings a bigger view of photos and videos in chats. This feature will display photos and videos sent in chats in a bigger format.

WhatsApp announced the new feature in a tweet with an example of how it works. Photos sent on WhatsApp appear cropped, and you have to open it to view the full image. With the new update, WhatsApp will display the entire photo within the chat itself so you won’t have to see a cropped version. This applies to videos sent on WhatsApp chats as well. 

This isn’t a major WhatsApp feature but it can surely be handy especially for devices with big displays which is the case for most phones these days. WhatsApp rolled out this feature to iOS users last month with the update version 2.21.71 in the App Store. It looks like the feature is now available to all WhatsApp users.

Recently, Twitter also started testing full view photos on the timeline. This test makes it possible for images to appear in full view, and not in half like it does presently. So the image you tweeted will look exactly like how it does in the tweet composer. At present, you need to tap on the tweet to see the full image as it shows only a preview of it on the timeline. This feature makes good sense as it wouldn’t leave the tweet hanging with the image only partly shown.

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