Just days after the Meta-owned messaging network added functionality for transmitting high-resolution pictures, the WhatsApp HD video sharing feature has began trickling out to users on Android. All movies transmitted using WhatsApp were previously compressed, resulting in inferior quality for the receiver. The messaging software will now provide users the option to share selected films in high definition, which has clear advantages in terms of quicker file delivery and cheaper bandwidth and storage consumption.
An HD indicator appears at the top of the screen when choosing a video to share with contacts in the latest version of WhatsApp for Android (220.127.116.11), which started rolling out on Thursday. By default, WhatsApp only supports sending and receiving movies at 480p, but when this is toggled to “on,” the app will send and receive films in 720p.
After upgrading to the most recent version of WhatsApp for Android, the functionality became accessible on the phones of the Gadgets 360 team. There has been no announcement on when the feature, which is now under beta testing, would become available to users on the stable version of WhatsApp for iOS.
It’s important to note that sending a video at a higher quality requires the user to change the option each time. By default, the app will only deliver movies at a “standard” quality of 480p, which is very low-resolution in comparison to today’s smartphones with full-HD and quad-HD screens. This was probably done to prevent WhatsApp media from accumulating to an unmanageable size on a user’s phone.
After installing the most recent version of WhatsApp for Android, you may follow these instructions to transmit a high-definition video. Remember that it’s possible the function won’t be accessible to you.
WhatsApp’s HD video-sending instructions
Start a new WhatsApp conversation, then go to the attachment icon > Gallery.
To see a preview of the video before sending it, find it and touch on it.
You may access HD mode by clicking the icon that appears to the left of the sticker, text, and drawing tools at the top of the screen.
Choose the higher HD resolution, take note of the larger file size, and then press the Done button.
After making any necessary adjustments, hit the share button in the lower right.