WhatsApp is introducing a feature that will let users send higher-quality “HD” images, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced.
The feature will be rolling out worldwide over the next few weeks. Users with the feature can send higher-quality and higher-resolution images from Android, iOS, or the web.
Recipients on any platform will see a small icon that indicates it as such.
WhatsApp will also support HD videos soon after.
Users will see an “HD” gear icon when adding an image to a message thread, as first seen in beta versions shared in screenshots by WABetaInfo.
In the example shown by WABetaInfo, the “photo quality” menu appears after tapping the HD icon. It gives two resolution options: standard quality (1600 x 1052) and HD quality (4096 x 2692).