WhatsApp will allow iOS users to share photos and videos in original quality

WhatsApp will offer a new service on iOS that allows users to share photos and videos as a document to preserve their original quality.

As noted by WABetaInfo, in the official list of changes provided in the update in November, it is now rolling out to all iOS users.“Tested by a small subset of users“, as an alternative to the compression that the application usually does to the photos and videos shared on the platform. This feature was spotted while it was being easily sent original quality media as a document of WhatsApp on iOS notes that users can now “

The changelog mentions that the service will be rolling out to all users “over the coming weeks“, so it may take some time for it to appear on your device, but when it does, you can access it by pressing “+” in the chat, selecting “ Document” and then ” Choose photo or video.” Once sent, recipients can download the document to WhatsApp to view the photos and videos, but the previews don’t appear in the main chat interface.

Screenshot showing photo and video sent as file in WhatsApp.

There is a 2 GB limit for files that can be sent using the feature. WhatsApp has also been testing the same feature for Android users since at least September this year, which suggests that a stable release for Android devices may not be far behind.

Previous solutions have existed to send full-resolution photos and videos via WhatsApp, which involved a method similar to document delivery, or thanks to the service “HD Pictures” that WhatsApp introduced this summer.

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