One of the most used functions in WhatsApp is that of share content. I’m talking about documents and archives but above all photos and videos. Sending photos by WhatsApp is very easy. What is not so simple is that the quality of these images remains unchanged. And it is that, by default, the photos you share are compressed to take up less space and consume less mobile data when sending. Is it possible to send photos by WhatsApp with better quality and without compression?
In exchange for spending less data and taking up less space in your phone’s memory, the quality of those photos suffers. It’s something most of us can live with, but there are reasons for wanting share images with best quality available. For example, you want to print this image in poster size or you want to use it and need to keep the maximum resolution of the original image.
There are two solutions for this problem. So you can send photos by WhatsApp with better quality and without compression. Yes, we recommend do it over Wi-Fi. If you use WhatsApp for professional reasons, it will be very useful for you and will save you from unexpected surprises.
So far, the main method of bypass photo compression of WhatsApp is to send this image as one more document. WhatsApp compresses images and videos by default because they are the most shared content and over time they end up taking up more space in your phone’s memory. With documents, this option is not enabled by default, so an image is sent in its best possible quality.
According to the official documentation, WhatsApp allows you to send up to 30 photos and videos at a time. each video is limited to 16 MB per folder. On the other hand, the documents can have a size 100 MB maximum. This allows photos to be sent without compression and to provide sufficient resolution for printing or viewing on large screens.
How do I send photos and videos as documents? From an individual or group chat, click the icon append. It works on both Android and iPhone. By default, we click Gallery (Android) or Photos and videos (iOS). Instead, we’ll click Document and we will select the photos and/or videos that we want to share without compression.
For some time, WhatsApp has made it easier to send uncompressed photos through its messaging network. Directly from the menu append and selecting Gallery (Android) or Photos and videos (iOS), as we have seen previously.
If you want WhatsApp to turn off compression and send your photos in the best quality available, i.e. the original image, you will need to go to Settings > Storage & Data. At the bottom you will see the option File download quality. Underneath it says something like “Select the quality of the media files you send”. In this option, there are three choices. By default, Automatique. then you have Best quality and saving data.
This official WhatsApp solution still uses compression to send photos. However, the compression is less drastic, since favors quality from the image to what it can occupy or consume from the network. Thus, the photographs sent will retain much of the original quality.