Edgar Cervantes / Android Authority
- WhatsApp HD video support is now rolling out to Android and iOS.
- This raises the video quality from the previous 480p limit to 720p.
- You can also choose to send the video in lower quality.
Last week, WhatsApp announced support for HD photos. This finally allowed users to send higher quality photos if they wished. In its announcement, WhatsApp said similar support for high-definition video is coming soon.
Today WhatsApp delivered on its promise (via) tech crunch). Starting today, the latest versions of our Android and iOS apps support WhatsApp HD video.
As with HD photos, sending HD video is optional. When you attach a video to your message, the app will ask if you want to send it in old quality (480p) or new HD quality (720p). There is no option beyond 720p, at least for now.
When the recipient sees your message, they will have the option to download the HD or SD version. This is important because it gives the recipient the power to decide how much data they use to watch the video.
Like all other aspects of WhatsApp chat, HD videos are end-to-end encrypted (E2EE) when shared.
This WhatsApp HD video feature is rolling out now, so you’ll need the latest version of the Android/iOS app to view it. If you haven’t seen the new update yet, you should see it in the next 1-2 days.