WhatsApp will soon let you send photos that aren’t potato quality


One of the main problems with WhatsApp is that sending photos through the messenger will result in images that are super compressed, meaning that while they are viewable on a phone, looking at it closer or on a larger screen like a computer monitor will make the drop in quality more obvious.

This means that if you’re trying to send high quality images for work or school, you might have to turn to a different platform. That could change soon, according to a report from WABetaInfo who discovered information in the latest WhatsApp beta that revealed that the messenger will soon support HD quality photos.

According to the discovery, HD photos for WhatsApp means that they will be sent in 4096×2692 resolution. This is versus the current Standard Quality which reduces photos to 1600×1052. While Standard Quality’s resolution is decent enough, having the option to send images in a higher resolution might come in handy for some subsets of users.

Right now, the only way to send photos in their original quality is to package it as a document, which is a fine workaround, but not all users might know about this, so having this as an option for regular photos is a good thing to have.

Source: WABetaInfo

Tyler Lee
A graphic novelist wannabe. Amateur chef. Mechanical keyboard enthusiast. Writer of tech with over a decade of experience. Juggles between using a Mac and Windows PC, switches between iOS and Android, believes in the best of both worlds.

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