Introducing an exciting change, WhatsApp is set to roll out higher-quality and HD images progressively over the upcoming weeks. The long-awaited enhancement addresses users’ frustrations with image quality on the platform, promising a significant upgrade.
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently shared the news, highlighting the image quality improvement on the messaging platform. Although the HD feature might not be available immediately upon reading this, users are urged to exercise patience, as Meta plans to gradually introduce the feature worldwide in the following weeks.
While the HD image feature may still undergo slight compression by Android, iOS, or the web, the overall results are expected to be notably superior to previous standards. Upon sending an image, a compact HD gear icon becomes visible. Once selected, this feature ensures that the image reaches the recipient in optimal quality. Recipients, too, will identify the small HD icon attached to images transmitted using this feature.
According to insights from WABetaInfo, the HD feature boasts a “photo quality” menu that opens upon tapping the HD button. This menu offers users two resolution alternatives: standard quality (1600 x 1052) and HD quality (4096 x 2692).
Notably, users concerned about slow internet connections or limited storage need not worry. The option to retain the standard quality version of the image or opt for the HD version is available to accommodate varying needs.
It’s essential to highlight that images transferred using the HD feature adhere to WhatsApp’s robust end-to-end encryption standards, ensuring the same level of security as regular WhatsApp images.
Beyond the introduction of HD image transfers, WhatsApp is also gearing up to support the transfer of HD videos in the near future, signaling further advancements in enhancing media-sharing experiences.