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How to send images on WhatsApp without losing quality

Last updated on 10/24/2017 at 10:59

We all already know that WhatsApp is an application that has been installed on our devices since the beginning of time. Not the best option for instant messaging, but it is the most widespread, so it becomes an essential tool to communicate with each other.

Today, we are going to teach you send images on WhatsApp without losing quality. You may not know it, but every time you send a photo to a friend you are sending it with the worst possible quality, so let’s try to fix it.

Send images on WhatsApp without losing quality

WhatsApp changes attach camera

You surely know but every time you upload a photo to any social network, share it with your friends, or publish it anywhere, it is being compressed. This is because the original files usually occupy a small number of megabytes, which multiplied by the millions of users of the applications, would be totally unsustainable. This is why applications compress our photos until they occupy a few KB.

But nevertheless, there is a way to send your photos with original quality, so that the recipient will see it as you see it on your phone, as the camera took it.

  • Open the WhatsApp application
  • Open the conversation you want to send the message to
  • Open the menu with the clip icon
  • Hit documents
  • Select the file you want to send

Yes, that easy. You just have to send your photo as a complete file. Obviously, it will weigh more than normal and it will take a little longer to send, but the person will receive the photo in all possible quality, without any compression. This also works for videos, which tend to look terrible when we send them through WhatsApp. Please note that even if you send or receive original files, when uploading them to social networks they will lose quality, but they will look a little better since they don’t get twice the compression.