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WhatsApp Tips: How iPhone users can send high quality images on WhatsApp


WhatsApp arguably is one of the most popular messaging apps in the world. It has a user base of nearly 1.5 billion users globally. Needless to say that WhatsApp users use the app for a variety of purposes besides sending messages. This includes sharing videos and GIFs and of course the image files. But WhatsApp has a nasty habit. It compresses images before sending them to a contact.

The result is that the images that you share with your friends are not the images that you clicked, at least not in terms of the quality. In some cases this renders the images useless to be used on larger screens or even while taking a print out.

But there is a trick using which you can ensure that WhatsApp does not compress the images before sending. Now before you hop on to conclusions that the trick might involve some technio-savvy steps, let me assure you that it does not. All you need to do is save your images, which are saved as JPG or JPEG files, as a document.

If you happen to have an iPhone, here is what you need to do:

– Open the image you want to share and tap on upload option on bottom left corner of your iPhone.

– Now tap on save to Files option to select the folder where you want to save you image.

– You can either choose one of the folders in your iPhone memory or save the image to the iCloud Drive. Next, tap on Add.

– Once you have saved the image as a document, open WhatsApp and more specifically the contact with which you want to share the image with.

– Tap on the Plus icon on the bottom left corner of the iPhone and select Document.

– Once you do that, all the documents on your iPhone will appear.

– Select the image you want to sent and tap on the Send button.

– Your image will be sent as an uncompressed document, which in turn will maintain the quality of the image.

If you are using an Android phone, you can save the image in .pdf or .doc format in the File Manager and then while sharing the image, look for the document instead of the image.


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