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Whatsapp Announces Major Update for Sending Photos

Meta Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced a major update for WhatsApp users, allowing them to send high-definition (HD) quality photos through the messaging platform.

This move aims to enhance the photo-sharing experience on WhatsApp.

However, to maintain efficient and dependable photo sharing, the default option for sending photos will continue to be in standard quality.

“Sharing photos on WhatsApp just got an upgrade – now you can send in HD,” Zuckerberg said via a Facebook post.

For users with limited connectivity, the option to choose between the standard version and the HD version of received photos will be available on a per-photo basis. This allows for flexibility based on the user’s connectivity situation.

The implementation of HD photos will be rolled out globally over the next few weeks.

Additionally, the company has revealed that the introduction of HD videos is also in the pipeline.

The focus of this upgrade is to enable users to share special moments in higher resolution, ensuring that friends and family can enjoy every detail.

Instant messaging app further emphasised that this enhanced sharing experience remains safeguarded by the platform’s end-to-end encryption.

In another development, several reports suggest that the messaging platform owned by Meta is introducing a new feature for forwarding messages in channels on both Android and iOS platforms.

The company issued an official announcement through its channel, revealing that users can now share channel messages with their contacts.

Interested users can verify if this feature is accessible to their account by selecting the ‘forward’ action on a message.

WhatsApp: Channels in 7 more countries

Just last month, WhatsApp extended its channels feature to seven more countries, including Egypt, Chile, Malaysia, Morocco, Ukraine, Kenya, and Peru.

This expansion aims to provide more users with the benefits of channel-based communication.

Moreover, the messaging app is also set to introduce a feature on Android beta that enables users to create and share AI stickers, enhancing the messaging experience with creative expression.


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