How to send full HD quality pictures and videos on WhatsApp

WhatsApp now allows you to send pictures and videos in HD quality, and here's how.

WhatsApp app
WhatsApp app

On WhatsApp, you can now send pictures and videos in HD with full resolution, and in this guide, you will learn how using your Android phone.

Although you have been able to share images and videos on WhatsApp for a long time, you could never send these file formats at their full quality because the service would reduce its quality to make the file smaller for transmission over the internet. However, Meta made available a new feature in the latest version of the WhatsApp app that allows you to send full-quality videos and images.

This guide will teach you the steps to send photos and videos with HD quality through the WhatsApp mobile app on Android. The instructions should also work on iPhone.

Share images and videos in full HD through WhatsApp

To send images and videos in full HD quality with the WhatsApp mobile, use these steps:

  1. Open WhatsApp (mobile).

  2. Click the Attach button and choose the Gallery option.

  3. Select the image.

  4. Click the “HD” option at the top of the screen.

  5. Choose the “HD quality” option to send the image in full resolution.

    WhatsApp send HD quality

  6. (Optional) Compose the message to send with the picture.

  7. Click the Send button.

Once you complete the steps, the picture or video will be sent to the recipient or group in full quality. Since HD images and videos can be large in size, it can take some time to send. As a result, it’s best to send HD items when your mobile device is using a local Wi-Fi connection.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].