Images shared on WhatsApp will soon stop looking like a blurry mess. Right now, no matter if it’s a 4K image worth a poster, WhatsApp compresses it by default to save storage bandwidth and speed up the file transfer. That will soon change.
Mark Zuckerberg, who purchased WhatsApp in 2014 for around $16 billion, has announced that you will soon be able to upload HD photos on WhatsApp. Users will have the option to select between Standard and HD quality options before sending an image(s) on WhatsApp.
What you have to do is just press the “HD” button at the top of the screen (image above), and you’re good to go. However, the safest — and more tiresome option — is still sending image files as an attachment from the file manager to avoid any form of compression.
Here’s how the feature looks in action: