WhatsApp has expanded its multimedia capabilities by introducing the option to send and receive high-definition (HD) videos. This feature comes on the heels of the platform’s recent addition of HD image support, marking a significant upgrade in the app’s media-sharing functionality.
While other applications have long offered the ability to share HD videos, WhatsApp has only recently joined the bandwagon. Despite being late to the party, the popular messaging platform is making strides to enhance user experience with these new features.
WhatsApp rolled out support for high-resolution images. At the same time, the company hinted at the imminent arrival of HD video sharing, a promise they have now fulfilled. However, the rollout of this new feature will be staged, implying that it may take some time before it becomes available worldwide. As of now, users in Pakistan can already access and utilize the HD video option.
The new feature allows users to select 720p video quality when sending a clip, an improvement from the previous default option of 480p. Similar to the process of sending photos, an HD button will appear above the video clip next to the editing options.
Although the difference in size and quality between standard and high-definition videos is not as pronounced as it is with images, the upgrade does offer a slight enhancement. For example, a 2MB video could increase to approximately 3.8MB when the HD option is selected.
In line with WhatsApp’s commitment to user privacy, all HD videos, like all other media shared on the platform, are protected by end-to-end encryption. Recipients of HD videos will notice an HD badge displayed alongside the content, indicating its superior quality.
With these recent updates, WhatsApp continues to evolve and improve, striving to provide its users with a more enriched and secure communication experience.