WhatsApp is rolling out a new feature on iOS that allows users to share photos and videos as documents while maintaining their original quality. as seen WABetaInfo The official changelog provided with the 23.24.73 update of WhatsApp on iOS notes that users can now “easily send original quality media as a file”, as an alternative to the compressed approach the communications app takes by default. .
The feature was spotted being tested by a small subset of users in November, but is now being rolled out to all iOS users. The changelog notes that this is rolling out “in the coming weeks,” so it may take a while for it to appear on your device, but when it does you can do so by tapping the “+” in chat, then “Documents.” You can access it by selecting and then selecting “”. Select photo or video.” Once sent, recipients can tap the file on WhatsApp to view the photos and videos, but the previews do not appear in the main chat interface. There is a 2GB limit on files that can be sent using this feature.
WhatsApp has also been testing the same feature for Android users since at least September this year, which suggests that a stable release for Android devices may not be far behind.