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How to send photos and videos to the highest quality via WhatsApp, without losing detail

At the beginning, WhatsApp only allowed you to send messages. But little by little the app was expanding its range of functionalities. And nowadays sending multimedia files, be it photos that we have in the phone’s gallery, freshly made with the function that opens access to the camera, downloaded images or videos, is common.

Send photos and videos without losing quality

And it is that fast, it is comfortable, and every day almost 4,500 million photos are sent via WhatsApp. But it has a drawback: they cannot be shared in their original resolution and therefore the image / photo or video sent loses quality. It does not matter if it is a 5 mega photo or an HD video, the file must be compressed to a standard in order to send it through your service.

Is there a way to change this? Well yes. In fact we have two methods:

Through the Uploaded Photo Quality function

Before, WhatsApp allowed you to choose between two options when sending a photo or video: “Automatic (recommended)” and “Data saving”. The downside to choosing the former while on a weak cellular or Wi-Fi connection is that the app can automatically compress the media and lose considerable details in the process.

But for a couple of months, media such as WABetaInfo reported a third option that has been in testing for several weeks, but that suddenly we have found it using the normal version of WhatsApp, which indicates that the company has begun to distribute it massively.

Basically the option “Better quality” will allow you to adjust the image or video you send to high quality, ideal when you want to make sure that those files are not going to lose quality. But if you send them when you are using 4G, they will consume more than if you have the ‘Best Quality’ option disabled.

To activate it

  1. Open the menu WhatsApp options (the icon with the 3 vertical dots on the top right)
  2. Seeks Settings and enter
  3. Down to Storage and Data and enter
  4. In this new screen, look below for the option Multimedia Upload Quality, and it will appear to you for adjust photo quality
  5. Choose ‘Best Quality’.

Send an image as a file

Well, as such there is no selector that allows us to modify the quality of the sent image, but yes we can pull a ‘trick’ to send a photo or video by WhatsApp as is, keeping its original weight and without being compressed:

  1. Open the conversation window of the contact or group you want to send the image to
  2. Hit the attach icon (the one that has the shape of Clip), within the text advantage.
  3. Choose the option of Attach document
  4. When the new window opens, hit ‘Find other documents / Browse other Docs’. Now you can search the image, video or photo in the different folders that you have on your mobile. You open the menu icon that is on the top left and it will appear to search the Camera folder, WhatsApp, Downloads, Screenshots, etc.
  5. Depending on the smartphone, you may see las images in a thumbnail gallery, or you may just be able to read the name with which each photo and image are saved. Select it, send it and the recipient will receive that image as is, without reducing its quality.

At the beginning, WhatsApp only allowed you to send messages. But little by little the app was expanding its range of functionalities. And nowadays sending multimedia files, be it photos that we have in the phone’s gallery, freshly made with the function that opens access to the camera, downloaded images or videos, is common.

Send photos and videos without losing quality

And it is that fast, it is comfortable, and every day almost 4,500 million photos are sent via WhatsApp. But it has a drawback: they cannot be shared in their original resolution and therefore the image / photo or video sent loses quality. It does not matter if it is a 5 mega photo or an HD video, the file must be compressed to a standard in order to send it through your service.

Is there a way to change this? Well yes. In fact we have two methods:

Through the Uploaded Photo Quality function

Before, WhatsApp allowed you to choose between two options when sending a photo or video: “Automatic (recommended)” and “Data saving”. The downside to choosing the former while on a weak cellular or Wi-Fi connection is that the app can automatically compress the media and lose considerable details in the process.

But for a couple of months, media such as WABetaInfo reported a third option that has been in testing for several weeks, but that suddenly we have found it using the normal version of WhatsApp, which indicates that the company has begun to distribute it massively.

Basically the option “Better quality” will allow you to adjust the image or video you send to high quality, ideal when you want to make sure that those files are not going to lose quality. But if you send them when you are using 4G, they will consume more than if you have the ‘Best Quality’ option disabled.

To activate it

  1. Open the menu WhatsApp options (the icon with the 3 vertical dots on the top right)
  2. Seeks Settings and enter
  3. Down to Storage and Data and enter
  4. In this new screen, look below for the option Multimedia Upload Quality, and it will appear to you for adjust photo quality
  5. Choose ‘Best Quality’.

Send an image as a file

Well, as such there is no selector that allows us to modify the quality of the sent image, but yes we can pull a ‘trick’ to send a photo or video by WhatsApp as is, keeping its original weight and without being compressed:

  1. Open the conversation window of the contact or group you want to send the image to
  2. Hit the attach icon (the one that has the shape of Clip), within the text advantage.
  3. Choose the option of Attach document
  4. When the new window opens, hit ‘Find other documents / Browse other Docs’. Now you can search the image, video or photo in the different folders that you have on your mobile. You open the menu icon that is on the top left and it will appear to search the Camera folder, WhatsApp, Downloads, Screenshots, etc.
  5. Depending on the smartphone, you may see las images in a thumbnail gallery, or you may just be able to read the name with which each photo and image are saved. Select it, send it and the recipient will receive that image as is, without reducing its quality.

At the beginning, WhatsApp only allowed you to send messages. But little by little the app was expanding its range of functionalities. And nowadays sending multimedia files, be it photos that we have in the phone’s gallery, freshly made with the function that opens access to the camera, downloaded images or videos, is common.

Send photos and videos without losing quality

And it is that fast, it is comfortable, and every day almost 4,500 million photos are sent via WhatsApp. But it has a drawback: they cannot be shared in their original resolution and therefore the image / photo or video sent loses quality. It does not matter if it is a 5 mega photo or an HD video, the file must be compressed to a standard in order to send it through your service.

Is there a way to change this? Well yes. In fact we have two methods:

Through the Uploaded Photo Quality function

Before, WhatsApp allowed you to choose between two options when sending a photo or video: “Automatic (recommended)” and “Data saving”. The downside to choosing the former while on a weak cellular or Wi-Fi connection is that the app can automatically compress the media and lose considerable details in the process.

But for a couple of months, media such as WABetaInfo reported a third option that has been in testing for several weeks, but that suddenly we have found it using the normal version of WhatsApp, which indicates that the company has begun to distribute it massively.

Basically the option “Better quality” will allow you to adjust the image or video you send to high quality, ideal when you want to make sure that those files are not going to lose quality. But if you send them when you are using 4G, they will consume more than if you have the ‘Best Quality’ option disabled.

To activate it

  1. Open the menu WhatsApp options (the icon with the 3 vertical dots on the top right)
  2. Seeks Settings and enter
  3. Down to Storage and Data and enter
  4. In this new screen, look below for the option Multimedia Upload Quality, and it will appear to you for adjust photo quality
  5. Choose ‘Best Quality’.

Send an image as a file

Well, as such there is no selector that allows us to modify the quality of the sent image, but yes we can pull a ‘trick’ to send a photo or video by WhatsApp as is, keeping its original weight and without being compressed:

  1. Open the conversation window of the contact or group you want to send the image to
  2. Hit the attach icon (the one that has the shape of Clip), within the text advantage.
  3. Choose the option of Attach document
  4. When the new window opens, hit ‘Find other documents / Browse other Docs’. Now you can search the image, video or photo in the different folders that you have on your mobile. You open the menu icon that is on the top left and it will appear to search the Camera folder, WhatsApp, Downloads, Screenshots, etc.
  5. Depending on the smartphone, you may see las images in a thumbnail gallery, or you may just be able to read the name with which each photo and image are saved. Select it, send it and the recipient will receive that image as is, without reducing its quality.

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