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WhatsApp tricks to send photos in ‘original quality’ on DM


WhatsApp, a messaging platform owned by Meta, has introduced several new features and improvements to improve the user experience. Recent releases include the “find messages by date” feature for iPhone users and the split view option for Android tablet users that are part of the beta testing program. These updates are part of WhatsApp’s ongoing effort to improve its messaging platform.

In addition to the recently introduced features, WhatsApp is currently developing several others such as status update reporting, private newsletter, and message editing for iPhone users. The messaging platform is also working on a “Photo Quality” feature, which is now available for both Android and iPhone users, and is currently in development for WhatsApp desktop users. These ongoing updates demonstrate WhatsApp’s commitment to improving its platform for all users.

Previously, WhatsApp users had raised concerns about the app compressing the quality of their photos. However, the messaging platform has now rectified this problem by allowing users to share photos without any loss of original quality or resolution. This improvement has been welcomed by users who can now share their photos with higher fidelity.

To address the photo quality issue, WhatsApp has introduced a feature that allows users to select their preferred media upload quality. Users can choose from three options: ‘Auto’, ‘Best quality’ and ‘Data saver’. This gives users more control over sharing their images and allows them to decide whether to share images in their original quality or in a compressed format to save data. In addition, the option ‘Auto’ is available, which automatically sends high-quality images when the device is connected to Wi-Fi. Overall, this feature gives users more flexibility and customization options when sharing media on the platform.

Here’s how to send original quality photos on WhatsApp for Android

To access the new quality media upload feature on WhatsApp for Android, make sure you have the latest version of the app installed. After launching WhatsApp, tap the three-dot menu button in the top-right corner and select “Settings.” Select ‘Storage and data’. In this menu, locate the “Media Upload Quality” section and select “Photo Upload Quality.” Here you can choose the desired quality setting from the available options: ‘Auto’, ‘Best quality’ or ‘Data saver’. After selecting your preferred setting, click ‘OK’ to confirm your choice.

Here’s how to send original quality photos on WhatsApp for iOS

To access the quality media upload feature on an iOS device, make sure you have downloaded the latest version of the app. After launching WhatsApp, tap “Settings” in the bottom right corner of the screen. From there, select “Storage and data.” In this menu, find and tap the “Media Upload Quality” option. Here you can select the desired photo quality setting from the available options: ‘Auto’, ‘Best quality’ or ‘Data saver’. Once you’ve selected the option you want, tap “OK” to confirm your choice.

The ‘Media Upload Quality’ setting on WhatsApp gives users more control over the quality of the images they share on the platform. By configuring this setting, users can choose to send photos in their original quality, preserving the resolution and clarity of the images. Alternatively, they can opt for a compressed quality to save mobile data. For those who prefer a more automated approach, the ‘Auto’ setting allows WhatsApp to select the best option depending on network conditions. This increased level of control over shared image quality is an important benefit for WhatsApp users.

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Joanna Swanson

Joanna Swanson is Europe correspondent at the Thomson Reuters Foundation based in Brussels covering politics, culture, business, climate change, society, economies and inclusive tech. With specific focus in breaking news, she has covered some of the world's most significant stories.