The messaging platform unveils its latest feature, allowing its users to exchange higher-quality photos in HD. The update, which recently concluded beta testing, enhances the way photos are shared on the platform.

WhatsApp Is Rolling out Short Video Messages Feature
Once opened in a chat, the videos play automatically on mute, and tapping on the video starts the sound. As with all messages on WhatsApp, video messages are protected with end-to-end encryption, ensuring privacy and security.

To access the new functionality, users need to update their WhatsApp application to the most recent version. After updating, an "HD" button will appear at the top of the photo-sharing interface, next to other editing tools. Upon tapping this button, a pop-up will prompt users to select the photo quality. The default setting is Standard Quality, which maintains fast sharing, but users can choose HD quality to send higher-resolution images. Recipients will see an "HD" label on the photo, indicating it's a high-definition image.

WhatsApp Introduces Its New Screen-Sharing Feature for Video Calls
The new screen-sharing feature can be accessed by tapping the “Share” icon during a video call, providing a versatile way to showcase documents, browse photos, or even shop online with friends.

This new capability is gradually rolling out worldwide and will soon be followed by HD video support, making WhatsApp's media sharing experience even richer.