WhatsApp development team announced about the introduction of support for sending videos with HD resolution, namely 1280 × 720 pixels, in Messenger. Earlier, in mid-August, the messenger received support for HD photos. Users now have the option to select HD format before sending a photo or video file.
company meta✴the owner of WhatsApp, also posted a promotional video on Threads, asking users to share “the highlights” of the new feature, which has been in beta for a few months.
Now that you have selected a photo or video to send from the gallery, an “HD” button will appear at the top of the screen. Once you select this option, a pop-up menu will appear asking you to select “Standard Quality” or “HD Quality” as shown in the screenshots below.
It should be noted that recipients can choose the resolution in which they wish to upload the photo or video sent to them. “If you’re receiving a photo over a low-bandwidth connection, you can choose to keep the standard version or upgrade to HD for each photo.” – said the Messenger development team.
Previously, WhatsApp only supported sending compressed quality images, which was a major disadvantage compared to competing messaging services like iMessage.