WhatsApp has unveiled a new feature that allows users to share photos in high definition (HD).


Mark Zuckerberg, Meta’s founder and CEO, introduced the feature in a video posted via Facebook on Thursday.

In an accompanying caption, he wrote: “Sharing photos on WhatsApp just got an upgrade – now you can send in HD”.

According to Meta, the new option maintains WhatsApp’s renowned end-to-end encryption for security.


The technology conglomerate said while the default remains standard quality to ensure fast sharing, users can now choose HD for higher-resolution images.

Meta added that the rollout of HD photos will be global in the next few weeks, accompanied by the introduction of HD videos.

“For special moments that you want friends and family to enjoy in every little detail, you now have the option to share photos in higher resolution, all while protected by WhatsApp’s end-to-end encryption,” Meta said.


“To ensure sharing photos over WhatsApp remains fast and reliable, Standard Quality will continue to be the default option photos are sent in.

“If you receive a photo when you have low bandwidth connectivity,  you can choose on a photo by photo basis whether to keep the standard version or upgrade it to HD.

“HD Photos is rolling out globally over the next few weeks, with HD Videos also coming soon.”

In recent times, WhatsApp has been actively rolling out new features to enhance user experiences and keep up with evolving communication trends.


On August 8, the social network introduced a screen-sharing feature to enhance the video calling experience on its platform.

The Meta-owned firm also unveiled an instant video messaging feature in July.

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