How to send high quality images on WhatsApp

WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps used by billions of users worldwide.  The app is useful in many ways, but there are a few issues that users face. One of these issues is the inability to send high-quality photos through the app. WhatsApp compresses  image quality by default for faster transfer of files.  But there are a few tricks that can help you send WhatsApp images in high quality.


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It is a good move, given it saves mobile data but in case you want to share pictures taken from a camera with your friend, it just ruins the experience. Although a WhatsApp Android beta update in July hinted at upcoming improvements to image compression, it hasn’t come to fruition yet.

However,  all you need to do to send high quality pictures on WhatsApp  is to follow a  few simple steps.

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Steps to send high-quality images on WhatsApp

  1. First up, open your WhatsApp account.
  2. Then open the contact to whom you want to send the photo.
  3.  In the chat screen, you will see a paper clip-like icon at the bottom, next to the camera icon.
  4.  Tap on the paper clip icon, a list of icons will appear.
  5.  Now click on the documents option.
  6.  Then, select the photo you want to send in documents from your phone.
  7.  If you are unable to find the photo, then tap on the ‘Browse other docs’ option on top.
  8.  Now, navigate through the folders. Once you locate the image you want to send, select it and click on the send button.

And finally the image is sent to the designated recipient. Also keep in mind that it may take some time to reach the recipient depending on the size of the image and the internet speed.

How to transfer old WhatsApp chats to a new phone

One of the major problems that a person faces when he/she switches to a new smartphone is that how do they transfer the WhatsApp chats, data from the previous phone to the new one. The  WhatsApp messaging app is widely used and considered an essential one to communicate with friends and acquaintances. Therefore, we have prepared an easy guide for you to transfer your old WhatsApp chats to a new phone.

How to transfer old WhatsApp chats to your new smartphone

Backup and restore on Google Drive/ iCloud


  • Open WhatsApp on your old phone and tap on the three dots on the top-right corner of your phone. Open the settings menu, go to Chats, and then chose Chats backup.
  •  From here you can choose whether you want to backup your chats manually or automatically (weekly, monthly, and more). When you open WhatsApp on the new phone, it will prompt you to recover old chats, media from Google Drive.
  • The chats, photos, videos will be visible instantly on your smartphone.



  •  For iOS, before going to WhatsApp settings you need to go into your Apple ID and turn on iCloud. If you have done it already, there is no need to perform this action.
  •  Open WhatsApp and tap on Settings on the bottom right corner. Go to Chats and then click on ‘Chat Backup’. Once again it is up to you whether you want to back up the chat history manually or turn on automatic backup. You also have an option to include or exclude videos from the backup history.
  • Once again, when you install WhatsApp on your new iPhone it will prompt you to restore the chat history from iCloud.

Manual backup (Android)

This is an option for those who have not received the Google Drive update or don’t want to save the chat history online.

  •  First, connect your smartphone to your laptop via a USB cable. You need to go into the WhatsApp database which can be found in the internal memory of the device.
  •  Search for backup files that will display the saved date. The file may look like this – “msgstore-2020-07-10.db.crypt1”.
  • After finding the file, copy it in your system. If the chat history is backed up automatically, it will not have the date of the backup.
  • Before installing WhatsApp on your new device keep in mind that you don’t have to open the app. Copy the retrieved file in your new smartphone’s ‘databases’ folder.
  •  Now, open WhatsApp on your new device. The app will display a notification that a message backup is found. All you need to do is tap on the ‘restore’ option and the chats will start to reflect in a while.


What if you see a really funny video or a great picture on someone’s WhatsApp status? One  can take a screenshot of the images. But what about a video, how does one download it in their phones? This article is going to show you how one can download photos and videos from someone’s WhatsApp status to their smartphones.

Just like Instagram stories, Facebook stories, putting up WhatsApp stories are also in trend. WhatsApp is not just about texting your friends and family members anymore, several new features like WhatsApp status, display pictures also some wonderful features of the app.


How to download whatsapp status

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How to download WhatsApp Status on your Android smartphone

Step 1: Download Google Files on your android smartphone

Step 2: Tap on the menu icon at the top left corner in the app

Step 3: Tap on “Settings” and turn on the toggle in front of “show hidden files”

Step 4: Go to File manager of your device

Step 5: Internal storage>WhatsApp>Media>Statuses

Step 6: All the status that you have viewed will show in the folder, tap on the desired image or video

Step 7: Long press on the selected item and save it to your desired location. For example camera, WhatsApp images, downloads and so on.

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These steps can differ from one Android device to another. In most of the android phones, one can find the WhatsApp media folder right on the screen as soon as one opens the File manager.

How to read WhatsApp messages without opening the chat

There are times when you want to read a few messages without opening the chat of a contact. While you can read  WhatsApp messages, without opening the chat, in the notifications panel, but there is also one more method to check messages without opening the app.

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Steps to read message without opening the chat on mobile

Step 1: First of all, long press on the home screen and a menu will pop up on your phone’s screen.

Step 2: Just tap on Widgets. You will find a lot of shortcuts there. You need to find the shortcut for WhatsApp.

Step 3: You will get different WhatsApp widgets. You need to tap on “4 x 1 WhatsApp” widget.

Step 4: now, touch and hold that widget, and then drop it on one of your home screens. After adding it to your screen, you can long-press on the widget to expand it.

You can now read the WhatsApp messages without opening any chat. You will be able to read all your old (unread) messages as well. Do note that if you tap on any of the chats (on widget), then WhatsApp will open that chat and the sender will get to know that you have read the messages.

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Steps for WhatsApp web

If you are the one who wants to read WhatsApp Web messages without opening the chat you can easily do that. All you have to do is place the cursor on the chat once you receive any message on WhatsApp Web. Users will then see a floating message on their screen.

This way you won’t be required to open the chat to check the latest message on the web version. It is important to note that you only get to read the latest messages and not the old ones.

How to send WhatsApp message without saving contact?

WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging platforms worldwide. The app has a number of features and is now more than just a messaging platform. But one thing that people often search how to send Whatsapp message without saving contact.

3 ways to message a number on WhatsApp without adding them as a contact first

Currently, if we have to send a WhatsApp message to an unsaved phone number, we have to save the contact first and only then can we send  messages to that person. Nonetheless, we have made a list of steps to let you send message to a contact without saving their number. Therefore, here’s how to send WhatsApp messages to people without saving their numbers.

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How to send WhatsApp message without saving contact on Android, iOS?

You have to follow a couple of steps to start sending Whatsapp message without saving contact  you don’t want to store in your contact list:

  • Before starting, you need to ensure the number you want to send a WhatsApp message to is registered on WhatsApp
  • After this, you need to create a WhatsApp link to start sending messages to an unsaved number
  • To create a WhatsApp link, you need to head to the ”” via any browser on your Android or iOS smartphone
  • Now, you have to replace the latter part of the URL with the phone number you want to send a WhatsApp message along with the country code. For example, if the number ‘9112345678910,’ you need to enter the URL “”
  • Once you go to the website, you will find a big green message icon
  • Upon clicking the icon, you will see the WhatsApp window with that particular phone number in your WhatsApp app. Now you can start conversing with the person without the need to save the contact.


How to prevent unknown users from adding you to WhatsApp groups

WhatsApp groups are a great way to stay connected with family, friends, or other acquaintances. But most of us hate being a part of innumerable unnecessary groups and often find it rude to just exit a group. The best solution to this problem is to stop random people from adding you to groups.

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Steps to prevent unknown users from adding you to WhatsApp groups

There is a setting in the privacy section of you WhatsApp account that spares you from getting added to random groups. Using this setting you can customise who can add you to groups and, by default, the setting is set to ‘Everyone’, which means anyone with your phone number can add you in a group. In order to avoid getting added to groups by random people, follow the steps below:

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  1.  Open WhatsApp, click on the three dots on the top right corner of the screen.
  2. Then, Click on the Settings option and then tap Account.
  3.  After that, Click on Privacy Groups. The default setting is likely set to ‘Everyone‘.
  4. You can select from three options — ‘Everyone’, ‘My Contacts’, and ‘My Contacts Except’.
  •  The ‘Everyone’ option lets any user with your phone number add you in a group without your permission.
  • The ‘My Contact’ option only lets those people add you to the groups whose numbers you have saved.
  • The last ‘My Contacts Except’ option lets you choose exactly who can add you to groups.