WhatsApp is adding the ability for users to send HD photographs, according to Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s Instagram show and Facebook post. The tool, which preserves high-definition images shared with friends and family, was previously in beta testing with select customers.
The option appeared in the Android beta version of WhatsApp and the iOS TestFlight app earlier this summer, signaling a public debut.
Download the latest app version to use the new functionality. After doing so, a new “HD” button will appear at the top of the photo-sharing screen next to the rotate, text, and sticker tools.
The HD button opens a pop-up that lets you choose photo quality. The default is Standard Quality. WhatsApp says this was done to keep photo sharing fast and trustworthy. Instead, check the HD quality to preserve the photo’s high-definition form.
After transmitting the photo, the recipient will see a HD label in the bottom-left corner, indicating a higher-quality image. However, WhatsApp’s end-to-end encryption protects all photos.
If you receive a photo with low bandwidth, you can select to keep the normal version or enhance it to HD, according to the preview. The corporation will roll out HD photographs to global users in the coming weeks, followed by HD films.