PRINTING HIGH-DEFINITION PICTURES Whatsapp will soon begin supporting the transfer of high-definition videos within the next few weeks.
Sick of having your photos ruined by WhatsApp? We’re all guilty of it, but the messaging app is making a turn for the better by allowing users to send and receive “HD” photographs.
“Sharing photos on WhatsApp just got an upgrade, now you can send in HD,” declared Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg on his Instagram broadcast channel.
It’s possible that you still don’t have an HD feature if you’re reading this at the time of publication, but we encourage you to be patient because Meta will gradually roll out the function globally over the coming few weeks.
You may still see some compression from Android, iOS, or the web even after using the HD image capability, but the quality of the final image will be vastly improved.
When sending an image, you’ll notice a small HD gear symbol; clicking it will ensure that the recipient receives the image at its best possible resolution. When you send someone an image in HD, they’ll get a little HD icon on the bottom right of the image.
Writing about the HD feature in the beta version, WABetaInfo disclosed that users can choose between regular quality (1600 x 1052) and HD quality (4096 x 2692) by selecting the HD button.
If the recipient does not have enough space on their device or a fast enough internet connection, they can always choose to keep the lower-quality version of the photograph or pay for the higher-quality HD version.
WhatsApp’s end-to-end encryption settings apply to any HD photographs sent out, so your privacy is not compromised in any way.
WhatsApp will soon begin supporting the transfer of HD films in addition to HD images.