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How to send photos and files by WhatsApp without losing quality

WhatsApp offers the ability to send photos, videos and other files at their highest quality or resolution. So you can do it.

Last updated on 08/09/2020 at 12:01

You probably already know that, by default, WhatsApp reduces the quality of all the images and videos you send automatically, something that can be annoying when your idea is share a file without losing quality.

Luckily, there is a way maintain top quality of the image or video you want to share, yes you send it as a file.

In this guide, we explain how to do it both from the mobile as on the PC through WhatsApp Web.

WhatsApp for Android allows you to send photos without losing quality.

Send photos and videos via WhatsApp without losing quality from your mobile

If you want send a good quality image or video Through your mobile using WhatsApp, the way to bypass the WhatsApp restriction on sending the document as a file.

It is the same function that some applications such as Telegram offer, although unlike the paper plane app, WhatsApp only allows you to attach files with a size of up to 16 MB, while in Telegram this limit has recently been extended to 2 GB.

That being said, for send high quality files by WhatsApp, you just need to follow these steps:

  1. Open WhatsApp and go to any chat.
  2. Tap on the attach file icon, and instead of tapping on the gallery icon, select the “Document” option.
  3. In the file browser, find and select the image or video you want to send.

That's it. By following this simple process, you will have been able to send any type of file at its highest qualityas long as its size does not exceed 16 MB.

One of the disadvantages of this process is that images are not sent together, but they do it individually.

Send photos and videos by WhatsApp without losing quality in WhatsApp Web for PC and tablet

In WhatsApp Web, the version of WhatsApp for tablet and PC, the process for sending good quality files is the same.

Although the size restriction is still present in this version, it is at least possible to share images at their maximum resolution, either in individual or group chats.

  1. Open WhatsApp Web and log in if you haven't already.
  2. Enter a chat.
  3. Tap on the clip icon to attach a file, located at the top right.
  4. Choose the option “Document” and select the file from your computer that you want to send with good quality.

Another way to send files without losing quality and without a size limit on WhatsApp

We have already seen the two ways of send images or videos without losing quality through WhatsApp, both from the PC and from the mobile.

But what if you want to send files that exceed the 16 MB limit imposed by WhatsApp? In that case, the process requires the use of third-party applications or services.

To send a heavy file by WhatsApp, one of the quickest ways to do this is to upload the file in question to a cloud drive like Google drive, and then share the link.

In this way, the other person can download the document on their mobile.

There is also the possibility of using applications such as Firefox Send or WeTransfer, two tools that allow you to send large files.

And if none of that convinces you, it is always a good time to leave WhatsApp and go to Telegram.

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