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Last week, WhatsApp announced it would add support for HD photos, giving users of the messaging app the option to keep the phone’s high resolution they want to share with friends and family. At the time, the company said HD video support would be coming soon. Today, the company confirmed to TechCrunch that HD video support will be rolling out to both iOS and Android users.
Similar to the HD Photo feature, the HD Video feature allows customers to share high-definition videos across WhatsApp. Previously, high-definition videos were compressed to his 480p according to the app’s previous resolution limit. Users can now choose to send their video in HD, but only up to 720p.
The process here is the same as sharing HD photos.
After selecting the video you want to share, tap the New HD button at the top of the screen. A dialog box will appear, asking if you want to share in standard or HD quality, and showing the associated file size. Then hit send and share the video as normal.
Images and videos shared on WhatsApp are protected by the company’s end-to-end encryption.
Recipients will see a small HD badge on videos shared in the app, letting them know you shared in HD. This will allow him to determine if he has available storage space or bandwidth to view the shared video in HD quality at that time.
This feature is currently rolling out, so if you don’t already have it, get it now.