WhatsApp Rolls Out Support for Sending HD Videos

By Staff Writer, 28 August 2023

WhatsApp revealed on Thursday (17/8) that HD photo support was coming, giving users of the messaging program the choice to share high-definition photos with friends and family while still maintaining the quality of their phones. The business announced at the time that HD video support would soon be available. The business told TechCrunch (26/8) that iOS and Android users would soon be able to watch HD videos.

Customers have the option to share high-definition movies via WhatsApp, similar to the HD photograph capability. High-definition videos used to be reduced in resolution to 480p due to the app's previous resolution cap. Users can choose to share HD video now, although only at resolutions of up to 720p.

The process here is the same as for sharing HD photos.

After selecting the video or videos you want to share, you’ll tap the new HD button on the top of the screen. A dialog box will appear where you can confirm if you want to share in Standard Quality or HD Quality and will show the associated file sizes. You then press send to share the video as usual.

Images and videos shared on WhatsApp are protected with the company’s end-to-end encryption.

The recipient will see a small HD badge on the video shared in the app that lets them know you’ve shared in HD. This lets them decide if they have the storage space or bandwidth available to view the video you’ve shared in HD quality at the time.

The feature is rolling out now so if you don’t have it yet, you should soon.

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