WhatsApp is rolling out HD Photos for iOS beta users

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After releasing the 2.21.150.11 update for iOS beta testers on TestFlight, WhatsApp is now rolling out a new option: let’s discover the details of the new feature below!

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Common questions Answers
Name of the feature? HD Photos
Status? Rolling out
Compatibility? WhatsApp beta for iOS 2.21.150.11 is marked as compatible version.
I’ve the same version but I don’t see this feature, why? WhatsApp is rolling out this new option for specific beta testers, so your WhatsApp account might not be eligible right now.
Previous news? WhatsApp Messenger beta for iOS 2.21.150.11: what’s new?
HD PHOTOS

WhatsApp has released a new option to send photos with a different quality on WhatsApp beta for Android 2.21.15.7 the last week. Today WhatsApp is finally bringing the same feature for specific beta testers!
What does this feature do? It allows you to choose, between 3 different options, the quality of images you send in chats and groups.
If you see a new option in WhatsApp Settings > Storage and Data called “Media Upload Quality”, it means the feature has been enabled for your WhatsApp account. In this section you can find those 3 options we were talking about above:

As we have explained in a previous article, there is a new option called “Best quality”. When you select “best quality”, it does not mean that you are sending photos with the original quality, but the algorithm used to compress photos will be lighter, keeping about 80% of the original quality. If the image frame is bigger than 2048×2048, it might be resized. Previous quality values were very different.
There is also a Data Saver option, that will compress your images more. This is useful when you don’t have a large internet plan, but it’s not really recommended if you want to share photos of good quality on WhatsApp.
Note that images sent to your status update won’t consider these options, because they are compressed using different rules.
WhatsApp is rolling out this option for specific beta testers today, but more activation will be following the next week, so don’t worry if this feature is not enabled for your WhatsApp account.

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