WhatsApp Rolls Out Ability to Send High-Quality Photos
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VIVA – The instant messaging app, WhatsApp is reportedly rolling out the ability to send HD photos to its users. According to a report by WaBetaInfo, some beta testers on Android and iOS are seeing a new option that allows them to manage the photo quality.
The new ability is available for those who have installed the latest WhatsApp beta for iOS 184.108.40.206 update from the TestFlight app, and the WhatsApp beta for Android 220.127.116.11 update from the Google Play Store.
In a screenshot of the feature, the report said that WhatsApp users will be able to choose a better quality when sending photos. However, the option only appears when users select a photo large in size.
However, this does not mean that users will be able to send photos in their original quality because this option preserves image dimensions.
The report stated that every time a user shares a photo by choosing the high-quality option, it is marked as a high-quality photo so a new tag is automatically added to the message bubble.
It will help the recipient understand when a photo is sent by using this feature. It is worth mentioning that the feature is limited to images only, according to the report.
There is still no way to send a video with better quality without sending it as a document. Also, the feature is not available when sharing photos by using status updates.
As mentioned above, the feature is available to select beta testers only. It is expected that the company may roll out the feature to end users shortly.