WhatsApp now allows its Android and iOS users to send images in their original quality without compressing them. This feature is expected to be released for WhatsApp Desktop users in a future update of the app.
WhatsApp recently released a new feature that allows users to send photos in their original quality. This feature is available to Android and iOS users and allows images to be sent in “best quality” or compressed format for data storage. While the ability to choose photo quality is certainly one of the most anticipated features, the platform still hasn’t released it to all its users. WhatsApp desktop users are still missing this feature, but not for long.
According to reports, WhatsApp is planning to bring photo quality option for desktop app users as well. A report from Wabetainfo suggests that WhatsApp is developing a feature that will allow users to send photos in original quality for its desktop app. This feature is currently under development but will be released with a future update to WhatsApp Desktop.
How to send photos in original quality on WhatsApp
The photo quality feature is currently available for WhatsApp iOS and Android users. Users can now see a dedicated photo upload quality section in the app’s Settings. To set photo quality –
- Open the WhatsApp application.
- Go to settings.
- Now tap on Storage & Data > Media Upload Quality.
- In the recording quality section, you can choose the photo quality from three options. “Auto”, “Best quality” or “Data saver” (send a compressed photo to save data).
Notably, sending a large file in the best quality will take WhatsApp a bit longer and consume more data.
- Also, if you can’t find the new photo quality option in Settings, update your app or wait a little longer because WhatsApp will roll out this feature to everyone in the coming days.
Meanwhile, the platform has also announced some new features for WhatsApp Status, making it easier for users to express themselves and connect with others. Here is the list of upcoming WhatsApp Status features that will soon be available to users with upcoming app updates.
Private Audience Selector: WhatsApp now gives users the flexibility to update privacy settings by status, so users can now choose who sees their status. The app will also save your recent audience selection as the default, so you can choose the same settings in the next state.
Voice Status: WhatsApp will also soon provide the ability to record and share voice messages of up to 30 seconds about status. Users can use the upcoming Voice status to send more personal updates and record feelings in voice notes when they’re not in the mood to write.
Status Reactions: WhatsApp also adds status reactions to Status to provide a quick and easy way to respond to status updates. Users will be able to quickly reply to any status by swiping up and tapping one of the eight emoticons.
Status Profile Rings for New Updates: Similar to Instagram, Meta is also adding the profile rings feature to WhatsApp. This feature will allow users to quickly view the status. The status circle will be visible in chat lists, group participant lists, and contact information.
Status link previews: WhatsApp has also officially announced the link preview feature. With this feature. With this feature. Users can share detailed link previews when sharing a link as a text status update.