You can now share HD photos on WhatsApp: Here's how
By News Desk
June 7, 2023 11:50 AM
Uptill now, users were hesitant to share high-quality images via WhatsApp as the picture clarity was not preserved. Well, this will happen no more.
The instant messaging platform has rolled out a facility that makes it easier to share HD photos by preserving their dimensions. The new feature is available on the latest beta versions of the app for both Android and iOS.
Why does this story matter?
- WhatsApp is constantly at work on introducing new features to improve the user experience. This is the only way it can remain competitive against Telegram, Signal, iMessage and other messaging services.
- For a long time, users had to use alternative means to send HD images to others such as via email or Bluetooth. Now, WhatsApp is removing their worries by bringing the process in-app.
How does the feature work?
When you select a large-size picture for sharing, an option called 'Photo Quality' appears on the screen. It has two options: Standard quality (1600x1052) and HD quality (4096x2692). You can select your preferred one. Do note that "Standard quality" is the default option for all pictures, and you have to select "HD" manually, each time you want to send a high-quality one.
The high-resolution pics flaunt an HD tag
When you share a picture using the "HD quality" option, it is marked with an HD tag that is visible to the recipient. Also, this facility is limited to photos shared within your conversations. Users should also keep in mind that the images are not sent in their original quality. The new WhatsApp facility preserves image dimensions but still applies light compression to them.
The facility is rolling out to select beta testers
Certain users who have installed the WhatsApp beta for Android 188.8.131.52 update from Google Play Store and WhatsApp beta for iOS 184.108.40.206 firmware from the TestFlight app, can experience the facility. A broader rollout is expected in the coming weeks.
These features are also in the works
WhatsApp is also working on a host of other features. They include a redesigned settings page and a new calling button for its iOS client, and adding iPad as a compatible companion device for Android. Channels, a "one-to-many" tool for broadcasting information to followers, and a "Status Archive" feature for WhatsApp Business are also in the works.
Amazing picture editing tool
Meta-owned messaging platform WhatsApp has recently released a new picture editing tool on the Desktop app. You all know very well that it is also just a part of constant upgrades and features being added to the encrypted messaging platform by the company. WhatsApp Picture Editing Tool will allow you to edit your photos instead of relying on any third-party apps.
According to WABetaInfo, the messaging platform released a new picture editing tool for the latest beta version of the Desktop app. According to the reports, it will allow users to crop photos as per requirement.
The point worth mentioning here is that the crop tool on WhatsApp Desktop will allow users to save a lot of time. Before this feature, all WhatsApp Desktop Users had to crop the pictures with an external image editing tool prior to sending them via the Desktop version of the messenger.
However, the good piece of information is that now users can now crop their photos without leaving the WhatsApp Desktop app. The point worth mentioning here is that this feature has only been released to selected beta testers currently. WhatsApp even didn’t reveal any date for the global launch of the new picture editing tool yet. So, let’s wait and watch what comes next. This is another handy WhatsApp feature introduced that will surely play its part in improving users’ experience. What do you guys think?–newsbytesapp.com/phoneworld.com