WhatsApp for iOS is introducing a groundbreaking update
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WhatsApp for iOS is introducing a groundbreaking update, allowing users to share photos and videos without any compression—preserving their original quality. Despite an earlier August update that improved its compression algorithm, the platform’s reputation for low-quality media transfers remained a concern, making this new feature widely welcomed.
The secret behind this update lies in how media files are treated. Unlike before, these files are no longer compressed. Instead, they’re treated as standard data files. When sent, they bypass the transformation into previews within the chat window, offering recipients the option to click and view them in their full, uncompressed state. However, users can still opt for the traditional method with chat window preview thumbnails if they prefer.
It’s important to note that this change isn’t automatic. Users must actively choose to send an uncompressed image or video by selecting the “document” option after clicking the “+” icon. WhatsApp has announced a staggered rollout, indicating it may take a few weeks before this update reaches every iOS user. While there’s no specific release information for Android users, reports suggest the company is actively working on it, as per MacRumors.
This year has been significant for Meta’s WhatsApp, with a series of feature introductions. Earlier launches included a dedicated Mac app in August, enabling video calling for up to eight people, and a Windows client earlier in the year. Additionally, the platform is experimenting with AI-generated stickers and self-destructing voice notes, adding a fun and dynamic touch to everyday interactions.