//WhatsApp will let users send ‘HD’ photos

WhatsApp will let users send ‘HD’ photos

Illustration: The Verge

WhatsApp is flipping a switch that will let users send higher-quality “HD” images on the messaging platform. “Sharing photos on WhatsApp just got an upgrade,” Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced via his Meta broadcast channel on Instagram. “Now you can send in HD.”

The feature is rolling out worldwide over the next few weeks, so users with the feature can send higher-quality and higher-resolution images (likely still compressed from the original) from Android, iOS, or the web, and recipients on any platform will see a small icon that indicates it as such. According to Meta, support for HD videos is coming soon after.

Once users get the new feature, they’ll see an “HD” gear icon when adding an image to a message thread, as first seen in…

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