WhatsApp rolls out a new feature to send HD photos for select iOS users

WhatsApp rolls out a new feature to send HD photos for select iOS users
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  • WhatsApp will allow users to select the quality of images they want to send in chats.
  • Select users can now send high-quality images in WhatsApp chats.
  • This feature has been rolling out for iOS beta testers.
WhatsApp has rolled out a new feature that lets iOS beta testers choose the quality of image they want to send. The feature was rolled out for Android beta testers last week. It is aimed to give its users the control to choose the image quality as per the need.

As per WABetaInfo, the feature will be available to or specific beta testers. It will allow users to select between three options of media upload quality: Auto (recommended), Best quality and Data saver. If you want to check whether you have received the update, you can go to WhatsApp settings and then “Storage and data” and look for the “Media upload quality” option. If you have not received the update, then you might not be eligible for the update yet.

In ‘Media Upload Quality’, you will be able to select between the three options. If you select the “Best quality” option, it will send images compressed up to 80% of the original HD quality. If the image frame is bigger than 2048x2048, then it might get resized. The selection menu comes with a disclaimer that reads, “Best quality media are larger and can take longer to send”.
WhatsApp rolls out a new feature to send HD photos for select iOS users

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If you choose the “Data saver” option, the image compression will be higher, which may lead to the loss of its image quality. This option is good for those with poor internet connectivity, but it is not recommended if users want to retain most of the original image quality.

Earlier, WhatsApp used to compress all images sent via chats, and this option will come in as a big relief to users. It is worth mentioning that this feature is not for sharing images as WhatsApp status. The images shared as the status will still be compressed.


Since this option is rolling out for select beta testers now, you may receive the update in the coming weeks.


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