WhatsApp is an instant messaging service that, at this point, almost all of us know or use. It has become a necessity, and no matter if it is your friends, colleagues, or family, you can communicate with them, see their stories and stalk their display pictures all you want!
If you are an active WhatsApp user, there are high chances that you have uploaded statuses too. The platform makes it easy to upload status updates, but it can be difficult to post them in full HD beauty.
You must have seen firsthand how frequently uploaded images or videos are hazy. And losing the quality of your content is not something we really like to see, isn’t it?
It leaves you wondering: Why did the quality downgrade in the first place?
Well, WhatsApp typically compresses the media you post due to its intensive compression algorithm. It also does it in order to make sure that you are not using a lot of data, which in turn degrades the quality of the content. Additionally, the platform makes sure that everything we post is adjusted to meet the app’s specifications and makes it easier to view it at a sluggish internet speed.
But it doesn’t mean we don’t grow sick of seeing shaky uploads all the time, right? We recognize how disheartening it is to be unable to show off that incredible HD photo you captured of a breathtaking landscape!
But hey, don’t give up; we think we have a solution to this issue! Let’s see how to keep your posts’ quality when sharing them on your WhatsApp status!
Getting WhatsApp Web to the rescue
The limitation of WhatsApp to posting status of superior quality is one of the things that irk us immensely. Additionally, it is disappointing that there isn’t a feature included to assist users with this difficulty.
However, individuals have discovered a technique to keep the quality up through some experimentation, and we feel the WhatsApp Web may be helpful in this situation.
Are you curious as to how? Simply follow the instructions and check whether it also works for you, as some claim.
Step 1: Open your web browser and enter: WhatsApp web.
Step 2: Launch WhatsApp on your smartphone and press on the three vertical dots on the top right.
Step 3: Do you see an option titled Linked devices? Click on it.
Step 4: Hit the LINK A DEVICE option present on the screen.
Step 5: Scan the QR code present in the WhatsApp web and wait for the device to sync.
Step 6: Send the photo/video you need to upload from WhatsApp web to anyone on your phone. Create a private group if you don’t want to send it to anyone and send it there.
Step 7: Head back to your WhatsApp mobile app and open the chat where you sent the photo.
Step 8: Tap on the forward icon and upload it on your WhatsApp status directly.
Using third-party compressor tools
You’ve probably heard about the numerous video and photo compression tools that are available online. These third-party tools can sometimes improve the quality of the content, so we recommend giving them a shot.
A few hundred of them are dispersed over the internet, so you won’t need to do much. Just find the finest compressor from the App Store (for iOS users) or Google Play Store (for Android users) and install it.
To find a list of these tools, search for terms like Video compressor for WhatsApp or Photo compressor for WhatsApp. To get better recommendations, talk with your friends who use these services and consider reading their ratings and reviews as well.
Once you’ve installed them correctly, you should simply compress your image or video without reducing the quality. You will also receive the option to select the photo’s size, resolution, and quality, among other basic options.
Therefore, make the required changes, save the file, and it is ready for upload. Return to your WhatsApp status and upload it there right away.
The crop and upload method
The idea of cropping a photo before uploading is not a brand-new concept. And we all do it freq ently to downsize photos and remove useless parts when they are being posted.
However, the average file size also shrinks a little bit when we trim a picture. So, resizing it a little and uploading helps maintain a photo’s quality.
One downside is that you won’t be able to share a whole shot because some sections will be clipped off. So, if you wish to post it as your WhatsApp status, we highly suggest that you just remove any entirely unnecessary parts.
In the end
Let us do a quick review of all the things we have discussed today!
We discussed the hacks that could help to upload WhatsApp status without losing the quality. Although there is still no built-in option that could rescue us from this dilemma, you can use WhatsApp web to send a photo to your mobile app and upload the photo to see if it works.