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 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.