WhatsApp has received an update that allows Messenger users to share photos in HD quality. The feature that allows you to save high-resolution images has been in beta testing for some time and was available for a limited number of users of the application on devices running Android and iOS. Now, little by little, innovation is becoming available to absolutely everyone.
To access the new feature, you need to update your WhatsApp app to the latest version. After the update, the “HD” button will appear at the top of the image sharing screen. When you click this button, a pop-up window will appear where you can choose the quality of the photos you are sending. By default, the standard quality is selected.
High quality images will come with an “HD” mark in the lower left corner of the image. This allows users to understand that downloading a particular file might be undesirable due to its large volume. If a user takes an HD photo in a place with low internet bandwidth, they can download the photo in a lower quality. At the same time, all photos transferred to WhatsApp remain protected by end-to-end encryption.
WhatsApp didn’t specify what resolution the app would classify as “high quality,” but during beta testing of the new feature, the messenger allowed sending images up to 4096×2692 pixels. The default quality that WhatsApp uses by default is 1600×1052 pixels.
According to reports, the ability to send HD photos will be available to all WhatsApp users in a few weeks. Soon after, Messenger will add support for sending HD videos.