Did you know that WhatsApp tends to lower the quality of the videos or photos that you send to your friends? This is something common within this messaging app and it is really negative because nowadays mobiles have incredible cameras – and an example of this is the cameras of iPhones – that cannot be used when sending such content through WhatsApp. That is why today we explain how to send photos or videos via WhatsApp without losing quality.
Although later we will tell you in detail the reasons why photos and videos lose quality in WhatsApp, it is important that you know that this messaging app reduces the quality of photos or videos if they weigh more than 16 MB. However, this is not a reason for you to stop taking incredible photos or recording videos, so we recommend you take a look at the 5 tricks for the iPhone camera that everyone should know since they will surely help you.
How to upload photos and videos to WhatsApp without losing quality?
Taking into account the conditional of 16 MB, what do you have to do if you want to send something that weighs more than 16 MB? Simple, send the video or photo as a file. But how do you do that? How do you save a photo or video as a file inside your iPhone?
The first thing you should know is that the steps you must take apply to all iPhones regardless of the model, so do not fall for hoaxes or false tutorials that encourage you to download a special application, since the answer is on your own mobile.
To save a photo or video as a file you must:
- Open Photos.
- Select the photo or video you want to send.
- Click on the «Share» button.
- Click on «Save to Files».
- Select where you want to save it (iPhone).
- Click on «Save».
In this way, you will have completed the first step to send videos or photos on WhatsApp without losing quality. What do you have to do now? Simple, go to WhatsApp and do the following:
- Find the contact to whom you want to send the photo or video.
- Click on the button with the plus sign (+).
- Click on “Documents”.
- Select the photo or video.
- Click Send.
In this way, you can send all the photos or videos on WhatsApp without losing quality. The only difference from the common form is that neither you nor the person to whom you are sending the content can preview it. Otherwise, as you can see in the previous image, you must download it and then open it to be able to appreciate 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 upload a photo or video without reducing its quality because they want all their users to be able to share photos and videos. This is because there are still people who have phones with low memory and these videos make their phones fill up their internal storage faster and it is a problem to share content.
However, it is no secret to anyone that today the cameras of the phones record videos in Full HD and 4K resolution, making the photos or videos heavy -something that is already normal-. So, the solution is to accept the change of resolution to the video or photo? No, we already explained how to do it and, for now, you will have to wait until WhatsApp changes the way content is sent. In fact, this is not the only change we are asking for this messaging app, here are 7 improvements that WhatsApp should add to its app.