WhatsApp, one of the world’s leading messaging platforms, has finally enhancing the user experience for photo sharing with its latest beta versions. The recent beta updates for WhatsApp on iOS and Android introduce the ability to send high-quality (HD) photos while preserving their original dimensions. This feature aims to provide an improved photo quality and a richer media-sharing experience. Although currently limited to beta testers, the update is expect to reach a wider audience in the coming weeks.
The iOS 22.214.171.124 and Android 126.96.36.199 versions of WhatsApp beta include a new option for managing photo quality. Users now have the ability to choose higher quality when sharing images by selecting the “HD” option. It’s worth noting that although the dimensions of the photo are preserve, a light compression has still applied to ensure efficient transmission while maintaining a noticeable improvement in visual quality.
When users select a larger-sized photo for sending, the high-quality photo-sharing feature has automatically activated. The option to choose higher quality only appears for these photos, with the default setting remaining as “Standard quality.” Consequently, users must manually select the HD option each time they want to share a photo with improved quality. To make it easier for recipients to identify these photos, a special tag has added to the message bubble, clearly marking them as sent with enhanced quality.
It’s important to note that while this feature currently applies to images shared within conversations, it does not extend to video sharing or status updates. Sending videos in higher quality still requires them to sent as documents. However, WhatsApp has actively working on improving media sharing capabilities, and it has expected that future updates will address these limitations.