But there’s a catch: WABetainfo, which tracks the latest developments with WhatsApp by delving into the latest beta releases, reported that photos uploaded in “best quality” will still be compressed and even resized. However, the quality should be up to 80% of the original, which if you have a decent camera should be more than enough for everyday use.
Printing photos sent in this format should also be fine …as long as you’re not hoping to create a billboard-size print of your last family holiday.
It’s also a massive improvement on the situation right now.
One test found WhatsApp can lower the quality of your image by as much as 98%. Photos are often shrunk to just 800 pixels wide – a huge difference when you consider the iPhone 11 shoots photos that are up to 4032 pixels across.