Did you know that WhatsApp tends to decrease the quality of the videos or photos you send to your friends? This is something common in this messaging app and it is really negative because nowadays mobiles have amazing cameras – and one example is the cameras of iPhones – which cannot be used to send such content via WhatsApp. This is why we explain today how to send photos or videos by WhatsApp without losing quality.
Although we will tell you later in detail the reasons why photos and videos lose quality in WhatsApp, it is important that you know that this messaging app reduce the quality of photos or videos if they exceed 16MB. However, this is not a reason for you to stop taking amazing photos or recording videos, so we recommend that you take a look at the 5 iPhone Camera Tips Everyone Should Know Because they will surely help you.
How to download photos and videos on WhatsApp without losing quality?
Considering the 16MB conditional, what should you do if you want to send something that weighs more than 16MB? Easy, send the video or photo as a file. But how do you do that? How to save photo or video as file in your iPhone?
The first thing you should know is that The steps you need to perform apply to all iPhones regardless of the model, so don’t fall for hoaxes or fake tutorials that trick you into downloading a special app, since the answer is on your own mobile.
In order to save photo or video as file you should:
- To open Pictures.
- Select a photo or the video you want to send.
- Click on the button “Share”.
- Click on “Save to files”.
- Select the where you want to save it (iPhone).
- to push on “Save”.
This way you will have completed the first step for send videos or photos to WhatsApp without losing quality. What do you have to do now? Simple, go to WhatsApp and do the following:
- Look for the contact Who do you want to send the photo or video to?
- Click on the plus button (+).
- Click on “Documents”.
- Select the photo or video.
- Press on Submit.
In this way, you can send any photos or videos to WhatsApp without losing quality. The only difference with the common form is that neither you nor the person to whom you send the content can preview it. Otherwise, as you can see in the previous image, you will need to download it and then open it to be able to enjoy the photo or video in all its original resolution.
Why do photos lose quality on WhatsApp?
WhatsApp justifies the limit of 16 MB, as the maximum weight to download a photo or video without reducing its quality, to which they want all their users to be able to share photos and videos
However, it is no secret that today the cameras of phones record videos in Full HD and 4K resolution, making photos or videos heavy – which is already normal. So, the solution is to accept the change of resolution of the video or the photo? No, we’ve already covered how to do that, and for now you’ll have to wait for WhatsApp to change the way content is sent. In fact, this is not the only change we are asking for for this messaging app, here are 7 improvements that WhatsApp should add to its app.