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WhatsApp to introduce ‘HD photos’ & ‘HD videos’ for iOS and Android

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WhatsApp has initiated the rollout of an update for iPhone and Android users, introducing a new feature termed “HD photos.” As the name implies, this functionality allows users to transmit images in high resolution, minimizing compression—a request that had been widely expressed by the WhatsApp community.

In the past, when users dispatched images via WhatsApp, the app automatically applied compression to decrease the image’s resolution, resulting in a smaller file size and reduced data usage during transmission. However, this practice led to a decline in image quality. With the new update, users now have the ability to send images with superior resolution.

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According to Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg (as reported by TechCrunch), the most recent version of WhatsApp incorporates an “HD” button that surfaces when users are about to send images. While the Standard quality option reduces iPhone-taken photos to 960×1280 pixels, the HD quality setting maintains the image’s original resolution of 3024×4032 pixels.

A message within the app clarifies: “HD photos offer enhanced clarity, while Standard photos conserve storage and enable quicker sending.”

Though some level of compression persists even when selecting the HD option, the degree is notably reduced compared to previous iterations. Recipients of high-resolution photos through WhatsApp will be able to identify the “HD” label accompanying the images.

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Meta has indicated that the HD photos feature will gradually become accessible to all WhatsApp users over the upcoming weeks. The company also confirmed that it’s actively developing the capability to transmit HD videos in the near future. To access these features, ensure that you’ve installed the latest version of WhatsApp, obtainable free of charge from the App Store.

Awanish Kumar

By Awanish Kumar

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