Last week, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced support for HD photos in WhatsApp. This is his long-awaited WhatsApp update that will finally allow users to send higher quality photos if they so desire.
In the same announcement, Zuckerberg also announced that support for higher quality video will also be coming soon. Now it’s time to unfold.
WhatsApp now lets you send high-definition videos
according to tech crunch, WhatsApp has fulfilled the above promise and started rolling out support for HD video. This feature is available in the latest version of the app for both Android and iOS platforms.
Sending HD videos is an option, as is HD photo support in WhatsApp.
When you attach a video to your message, the app immediately asks if you want to send the video in the default 480p quality or the new HD quality (which converts to 720p). Unfortunately there are no options beyond 720p.
On the other hand, when receiving the message, the recipient has the option to download the video in SD or HD quality. It sounds simple, but it’s an important addition because it lets the recipient choose how much data they use.
HD videos, like all other files and texts you send via WhatsApp, are end-to-end encrypted (E2EE) when you share them.
New HD video support is already rolling out, but you’ll need the latest version of the app on Android and iOS to use it. If you don’t see pending updates yet, they should appear within a day or two.
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