But there’s a catch: WABetainfo, which is tracking the latest developments with WhatsApp by looking at the latest beta releases, reported that photos uploaded at “best quality” are still being compressed and even resized . However, the quality should be up to 80% of the original, which should be more than enough with a decent camera for everyday use.
Printing photos sent in this format should be fine too … as long as you’re not hoping to make a poster print of your last family vacation.
It’s also a massive improvement in the current situation.
A test found that WhatsApp can lower the quality of your picture by up to 98%. Photos are often scaled down to just 800 pixels wide – a huge difference when you consider that the iPhone 11 shoots photos up to 4032 pixels in diameter.