WhatApp to gain support for sending higher-resolution photos

Posted on Saturday, August 19 2023 @ 22:38 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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For sending photos and videos to friends, WhatsApp is a popular pick thanks to its ease of use. There's some good news now as Meta is close to rolling out a new setting that will let you send photos with a higher resolution.

The Verge writes users will be able to send "HD quality" photos with a resolution of up to 4096 x 2692 pixels. WABetaInfo has some screenshots of how it works in WhatsApp version for iOS and version for Android:
In the example shown by WABetaInfo, the “photo quality” menu appears after tapping the HD icon. It gives two resolution options: standard quality (1600 x 1052) and HD quality (4096 x 2692). Meta hasn’t mentioned specifics about how compressed the images will be overall and how they will look when compared to sending images over Apple’s iMessage or any other competing platform. The higher-quality images will fall under the same WhatsApp end-to-end encryption defaults, too.
By default, photos will continue to be send using the standard quality option. A similar option for sending higher-resolution video via WhatsApp is also said to be in the works, this will follow at a later point.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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