WhatsApp for iOS 23.17.71: what’s new?


WhatsApp has just submitted a new stable update for iOS, available on the App Store: the build number is 23.17.71.
What’s new in this update? WhatsApp is widely rolling out a feature to send higher resolution images!


Common questions Answers
Changelog about? HD Photos
Status? Rolling out
Compatibility? WhatsApp for iOS 23.17.71 is marked as a compatible update, but some users may be able to get these features by installing the previous update of the app.
I have the same version but I don’t have these features. Why? Although WhatsApp has officially announced these features, some users may receive them over the coming weeks, as mentioned in the changelog on the App Store.
Previous news? WhatsApp news of the week: original quality photos and videos, and new settings interface!


In the article about the WhatsApp beta for iOS update, we announced a new feature that allowed some beta testers to send higher resolution images. With this feature, users can finally send photos with better quality by choosing the HD option within the drawing editor. This feature is crucial as it enhances the overall user experience while sharing media and it finally meets the growing demand for clearer and more detailed image sharing. In the past few days, the WhatsApp for iOS 23.17.71 update was released on the App Store. Thanks to the official changelog provided by WhatsApp, we discovered that this feature is finally rolling out to everyone!

The official changelog still mentions that screen sharing is now supported in video calls, as announced in the article about the WhatsApp for iOS 23.16.78 update. In addition, the official changelog provides users with important information regarding the option to send high-quality photos. Specifically, a new HD button may now be accessible during image preview, allowing users to decide whether to send the image with enhanced quality. Note that this feature might not be available for images that don’t require high-resolution sending. This means that if a high-quality image doesn’t differ significantly from the compressed one, choosing to send it in higher quality wouldn’t make much sense, so you won’t be able to do it.

If you don’t have these features, note that some accounts may receive them over the coming weeks, as indicated in the official changelog. Please stay ahead by regularly updating WhatsApp from the App Store and the TestFlight app to get these features in the future in case you don’t have them after installing this update.

The HD photo feature is finally available for iOS users that install the latest update of WhatsApp from the App Store. Make sure to install this update to enjoy a better user experience with this new feature.

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