Millions and millions of images are sent via messaging apps daily. To ensure they don’t strain servers, most messengers, including WhatsApp, compress the files you send. But Signal is now introducing an option to send 4K images when you don’t want to destroy the quality.
The option to send higher-resolution images is currently available in the latest Signal beta v5.11.0 — you can grab it from APK Mirror. Once you have it, you don’t need to tinker around with any settings. While sending an image, simply tap the image icon in the bottom left and select High to send 4K images.
As first spotted by Android Police, Signal’s latest beta version, which is version 5.11.0, allows users to choose photo quality before sharing a photo. With this feature, you can select whether you’d like to send your photo in standard quality or high-quality.
Choosing the high-quality option allows you to share your photo in up to 4K resolution. This way, you’re able to share those extremely crystal-clear images with your Signal contacts without any reduction in the quality.
A great thing about this new feature is that you don’t need to manually enable it. It comes turned on by default in the supported Signal version, and all you basically need to do is tap the image option while in a message thread.
f you aren’t sure how to go about doing this, the following will help you out:
If you don’t wish to use this feature, simply select Standard after tapping the image icon. This way your photo will be sent in Signal’s standard quality.
Although WhatsApp allows you to share photos in high quality, that option is buried behind the documents feature. Signal brings that very option right in front of you and in a recognizable form so you know what you’re sharing.
It shouldn’t take Signal to bring this feature to stable releases, and so if you don’t want to use the beta version, wait a while to get access to the feature.
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