Photos shared on WhatsApp could soon look much better

Share photos in their original quality

WhatsApp has over 2 billion monthly active users, making it one of the most popular messaging apps in the world. However, it is also used for sending other than messages. Also used to share photos, videos and most importantly memes and cat videos. To minimize server load and save space on your phone, WhatsApp compresses all shared photos. The problem is that the resolution of the shared image is greatly reduced, limiting its usefulness. This may change in the future if all goes well with the latest release of his WhatsApp beta for Android.


WABetaInfo reports that WhatsApp is working to allow photos to be shared in their original quality without compression. The publication discovered this feature while testing with his WhatsApp beta on Android When sharing a photo, a new settings icon in the Drawing Tools header lets you change the quality to Original before sending. New options are unlikely to be available for video.

WhatsApp - Original Quality - Share

In mid-2021, WhatsApp will tweak its image sharing options, auto, data saver, When Highest quality option. However, the difference in resolution between the two modes was negligible. Photos shared in data saver quality were sent as 0.9MP images, while in highest quality they were sent at 1.4MP resolution. In this day and age, such low-resolution images are of limited use.

The ability to share photos in original quality on WhatsApp is a long-awaited and welcome addition. gives you the option to share in original quality.

At this time, it is not clear when WhatsApp plans to roll out this feature to the general public. It looks like this is still in development and should appear in the beta channel before it’s available to everyone.

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