According to Meta’s CEO, WhatsApp launches HD photo sharing, and the service will shortly add capability for sharing HD films.
WhatsApp has begun to push out HD photo sharing to all chat app users. Meta will push out the feature to users over the next three weeks. Users will be able to share high-quality and high-resolution photographs in their WhatsApp chats from both Android and iOS with the latest version – even WhatsApp Web and desktop users will be able to send images that will be accompanied by a small ‘HD’ icon. Meta has also stated that functionality for sending HD videos will be available soon.
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the feature’s availability on Thursday via a Facebook post. When users contribute an image to a chat thread, an HD symbol appears. In June of this year, the feature was tested on the beta channel. photographs with a higher resolution are sharper, but they also use more data when uploaded and take up more storage space than non-HD photographs.
How WhatsApp’s ‘HD photographs’ function:
WABetaInfo, a WhatsApp feature tracker, previously revealed that the app will softly compress even HD images. The standard non-HD choice will be the default, and users will have to explicitly pick the HD option each time they want to share a high-quality image.
Meta has not indicated how much compression will be applied to HD photos or how they will seem when compared to transmitting images over Apple’s iMessage or any other rival platform with the announcement.
End-to-end encryption will be used to safeguard HD photographs, as well as any other media exchanged on WhatsApp. Those with slow internet connections will be able to download the normal version.
WhatsApp has also just thrown out a screen-sharing tool during video calls that looks similar to Google Meet or Zoom. In the primary view, the call participants appear as small rectangular tiles on the right side of the screen, while the shared screen is visible.