As a frequent WhatsApp user, I am frequently irritated by the heavy compression applied to the photos I send via the app. Most of the time, the shared images have a very low resolution, which makes them hard to use. But it looks like that will change soon.
WABetaInfo says that WhatsApp is currently testing a feature that will let people share photos in their original, uncompressed quality. This feature was seen in the most recent beta version of WhatsApp for Android.
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As someone who always uses WhatsApp, I can tell you that this is a long-awaited feature. As someone who often shares photos, being able to share them in their original quality will be a game-changer.
In the past, WhatsApp had Auto, Data saver, and Best quality options, but there wasn’t much difference in resolution. WhatsApp sends photos with a resolution of 0.9MP when sharing them in Data Saver quality. And it sends images with a resolution of 1.4MP when shared in the Best quality. In the modern world, where high-resolution images are the norm, these options just don’t cut it.
With this feature, WhatsApp will be the same as its rival Telegram, which already lets users share pictures in their original quality. With more than two billion monthly active users, WhatsApp has a huge user base, so this new feature will help many people.
We don’t know when WhatsApp will make this feature available to everyone, but I hope it will be soon. The ability to share photos in their original quality is a much-needed update that will make WhatsApp an even better way to share memories with loved ones.