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Signal Emerged As World’s Fastest Growing Messenger App

May 21, 2021

Due to this, the original announced date by WhatsApp to accept the privacy policy is not only being delayed, but now more than ever more and more people are moving to Signal. Both in terms of downloads as well as monthly active users in the first quarter of the year, Signal has become the fastest growing app worldwide

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.

Signal Gets Support for 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.

How to Use Signal’s New 4K Image Support

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:

  1. Open Signal beta on your Android device.
  2. Access the message thread where you’d like to share a high-quality photo.
  3. Tap the image option as you normally would.
  4. You now see two options on your screen. Tap the option that says High (Slower, more data) to share a photo in high quality.
  5. Choose the photo you’d like to share from your device.
  6. Your photo will be sent in 4K quality.

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.

Share High-Quality Photos With Signal

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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