In a recent iOS update, WhatsApp has rolled out a game-changing feature for iPhone users, bringing them on par with their Android counterparts. This fresh functionality empowers iPhone users to share images and videos in their unaltered, high-quality glory.
While this may sound familiar to Android users who could already enjoy uncompressed media sharing, the iPhone community is now celebrating the arrival of this much-anticipated update.
The new option stands out from the existing HD quality feature by preserving files in their original, uncompressed state. Unlike the minimal compression applied by the HD quality feature, this latest enhancement ensures that your media retains its pristine quality. WhatsApp users can access this feature by selecting the ‘send Documents’ option, granting them the ability to share photos and videos alongside other files without compromising on quality.
However, it’s essential to note that there’s a file size limit of 2 GB for uncompressed media sent through WhatsApp. This restriction serves as a reminder not to go overboard with sending lengthy 4K or 8K footage without expecting some level of compression.
After thorough testing, WhatsApp has officially released this update to all iOS users this week. The timing is impeccable, considering rival platforms like Telegram have offered similar capabilities for quite some time. It’s worth mentioning that this particular update is currently exclusive to iOS, as Android users already had the option to avoid compression through the document attachment feature.