WhatsApp Might Soon Let Users Share HD Photos; Feature Released in Latest iOS, Android Beta Version

The latest WhatsApp beta version has revealed new details about an upcoming feature, which will help preserve an image’s higher quality resolution.

  1. WhatsApp has released new iOS and Android beta updates.
  2. The new beta update lets users share high-quality images.
  3. The feature is expected to be widely available in the coming months.

WhatsApp might soon let users share HD-resolution images on its app. The company has been working on introducing new features that enhance the user experience, some of which are first tested with beta users before a wider rollout. The latest WhatsApp beta version has revealed new details about an upcoming feature, which will help preserve an image’s higher-quality resolution. Currently, WhatsApp compresses an image to standard resolution when a user sends an image. This, of course, is not the case when they share an image or media as a Document. Soon, users will get the option to share Standard or HD-resolution images on the app.

The feature, spotted by WABetaInfo, is available on the Android and iOS beta apps. Let’s take a look at the upcoming WhatsApp feature spotted online.

WhatsApp HD Photos Transfer: How Does it Work?

WhatsApp has rolled out the new HD photos transfer feature for iOS and Android beta users. The feature is available on WhatsApp beta for iOS and WhatsApp beta for Android According to the WABetaInfo report, users will be able to select whether they want to send a high-resolution image or a standard-resolution image to another user on WhatsApp. If an image has an even higher resolution than the supported resolution on WhatsApp, the app will apply some compression before sending it to the user. In addition, the default option is always “Standard quality” for any photo. This means that you will have to select the HD option every time you want to share a new photo with improved quality.

The report further added that when a user sends an HD-quality image, it is marked as a high-quality image. The app will add an “HD” tag to highlight the same. It is worth noting that this feature is limited to images shared within your conversations. Users currently in the beta cannot send a video with better quality unless they send it as a document. WABetaInfo further added that the HD quality photo transfer feature is not available when sharing photos by using status updates. 

The ability to send HD photos is rolling out to some beta testers who install the latest version of WhatsApp beta for Android from the Google Play Store and WhatsApp beta for iOS from the TestFlight app. The website believes that the feature will be rolling out to more people over the coming weeks.

In related news, WhatsApp is also testing the ability to share your screen when on a video call. The feature was spotted testing in the Android beta app version Users who have installed the beta version of the Android app are likely to see a screen share button on the bottom tab. If a user chooses to share their screen while on a video call, WhatsApp will have access to all of the information that is visible on the screen or played from the device while recording or casting. This includes passwords, payment details, photos, messages, and audio. You can click here to know more about the same.