One of the main disadvantages of sending photos over WhatsApp is that their size, quality, and quality are drastically reduced (and very visible) in the process. But this will eventually become a thing of the past. At least the appearance of low quality, ie. It’s been a while, but finally here are “HD Photos”.
In WhatsApp Talk, “HD” in this case means up to 4096 x 2692 resolution. You still have the ‘standard’ resolution option for whatever reason, which scales everything to 1600 x 1052. The solution is one thing, the compression is another – and WhatsApp has put mum on the latter, without even specifying how much it will be implemented. Those “HD” photos. Still, at least now they will be of higher quality, which makes them look even better.
There’s a new HD icon, and when you click it, you can choose between the two quality presets mentioned above. All images will still be end-to-end encrypted, HD or not.
The new feature is currently rolling out to all users worldwide, but the release is expected to take a few weeks to reach everyone. Support for “HD” videos will follow soon.
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