How to Enable High Quality Uploads in WhatsApp

WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging platforms on the web. WhatsApp has become an indispensable tool for communication, allowing us to effortlessly share greetings, meeting schedules, news updates, and so much more. However, you may have noticed that by default, the media you upload to WhatsApp tends to lose its quality due to compression algorithms. Fortunately, there’s a way to overcome this limitation and enable high-quality uploads. In this article, you can check how to enable high quality media uploads in WhatsApp.

Meta is diligently working on improving WhatsApp. In the last few months, the messenger received a number of useful features including the ability to use the same WhatsApp account on multiple devices, post voice notes as status, chat lock feature, edit messages, screen sharing feature, and more. And you can also change the quality of media files you share with your friends and family in conversations.

In this article, we will guide you through the process of optimizing WhatsApp to send high quality photos.

How to Send High Quality Photos on WhatsApp

WhatsApp has a big list of tricks and hacks which users can use to enhance the overall experience. And one such trick allows you to send high quality photos with ease. As it is a trick, there’s no need to install any third-party application. One thing to keep in mind is that make sure your WhatsApp is running on the latest software version. If you are on older version, update it from the App Store or the Play Store.

Now let’s take a look at the steps of how to enable high quality updates in WhatsApp.

How to Enable High Quality Uploads in WhatsApp
  1. Open WhatsApp on your smartphone.
  2. Tap Settings from the bottom bar on iPhone or select the three dots menu icon on Android and select Settings.
  3. Select Storage and Data.
  4. Scroll down and tap Media Upload Quality.
  5. Select Best quality option (Best quality media are larger and can take longer to send).
  6. That’s it.

This simple trick will solve the problem of low quality uploads, you can now send high quality photos easily. Obviously, the high quality uploads will consume more internet data than usual, so make sure you have enough data, if you are on low data, then you can revert back all changes.

Apart from this trick, WhatsApp supports a big list of tricks and hacks, you can head over to this article to check out 60+ best WhatsApp tips and tricks.

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By Haneet Singh

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