WhatsApp to let iOS users share pictures and videos in original quality

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Media files sent as documents don’t display a preview in WhatsApp, but you can view them in-app by tapping on them. | Illustration: The Verge

WhatsApp is rolling out a new feature on iOS that allows users to share photos and videos as a document to preserve their original quality. As spotted by WABetaInfo the official changelog provided alongside WhatsApp’s 23.24.73 update on iOS notes that users can now “easily send original quality media as a file,” as an alternative to the compressed approaches the communications app defaults to.

This feature was spotted being tested by a small subset of users in November, but is now releasing to all iOS users. The changelog notes that this is rolling out “over the coming weeks” so it may take a while to appear on your device, but when it does you can access it by tapping the “+” in chat, selecting “Document” and then “Choose Photo or…

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