If you’ve used WhatsApp, chances are you’ve sent lots of photos to friends and family. I have several thousand pictures in my WhatsApp folder, and perhaps you do too. You might spend a lot of time editing them, too, to make them look just right. However, WhatsApp has one big limitation when it comes to sharing photos.
In order to limit data usage and backup size, WhatsApp compresses all images sent by default. Compressed images can look okay sometimes. But if they were taken on a high-quality camera, you would want to see all the fine details. In this guide, we’ll explain how you can send full WhatsApp images on both Android and iOS. These have great detail and no reduction in image quality. The methods used are different for Android and iOS. Read on to find out how to do it.
How to Send Uncompressed Images on WhatsApp in Android and iPhone
- How to Send WhatsApp Images Without Compression on Android
- How to Send WhatsApp Images Without Compression on iPhone
How to Send WhatsApp Images Without Compression on Android
Step #1. Open your file explorer in your Android phone and select the image in the file explorer and go to “rename.”
Step #2. Change the extension from an image extension (.jpg, .png etc) to .doc.
Step #3. If you have done this correctly, the image’s thumbnail icon will change to the preview for a document or generic file.
Step #4. Open WhatsApp, Tap on the Attachment icon and select the Document option.
Step #5. Select the image with its extension renamed.
Step #6. That’s it. You’ve sent a high quality, full-resolution photo in WhatsApp. Unlike the default option, this will not result in a reduction in picture quality.
Step #7. Tell the recipient to download, go to file explorer and change the file extension back to the original image extension. The image will then be visible without any compression.
Sending images without compression can substantially increase the size of your WhatsApp backups. It’s better to only do this for important pictures. Also, keep in mind that you won’t be able to send a picture exceeding WhatsApp’s maximum attachment size using this technique.
How to Send WhatsApp Images Without Compression on iPhone
Step #1. Open the Photos app on iPhone.
Step #2. Select the Photo which you want to send uncompressed on WhatsApp.
Step #3. Now tap on the Share icon.
Step #4. Once the Share menu comes up, tap on Save to Files.
Step #5. Select iCloud Drive and tap on Save option from the top of the right corner.
Step #6. Now open WhatsApp and tap on Compose message icon or tap on a current thread. You can also search the person from the search bar above.
Step #7. Next, tap on the attachment icon, i.e. ‘+’ button on the bottom left.
Step #7. Select Document instead of Image.
Step #8. Select image file that you had earlier saved to files in iCloud Drive.
Step #9. Tap on send button and that’s all. You’ve successfully sent an uncompressed image through WhatsApp.
That was easier than you thought, wasn’t it? We share dozens of pictures through WhatsApp every day but this handy approach will make sure that you can send important, high-quality images to recipients without losing image quality at all.
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