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A WHATSAPP guru has shared a handy trick that makes the photos you send your mates look much better.

In a recent video, TikTok user @.lachief showed how to boost the quality of the images you send on the chat app.

When you share an image on WhatsApp, the software compresses the file to make it smaller and therefore easier to send.

While this is useful for the software itself, it means your pal isn't receiving the best possible version of the snap.

You can ask WhatsApp to always send the best quality version of images by digging into the app's settings.

Open Whatsapp and head to your settings by tapping the three dots in the top right of your screen.

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Select Storage and data and then Photo Upload Quality.

You're presented with three options: Best quality, auto (recommended) and data saver.

Selecting best quality means your images will always be sent over with the highest possible quality.

Selecting data saver means photos will be sent in low quality, thereby using up less of your mobile data allowance.

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Your app will be set to auto by default. This changes the quality of your images depending on a number of factors.

Be aware that changing this setting to best quality can mean that your images take longer to send on WhatsApp.

Sending higher-quality images also uses up more of your data allowance when they're pinged over your mobile network.

As a result, it's probably best to only send "best quality" images when you have a strong WiFi connection.

Right now, WhatsApp does something called compression to your files.

That means the file size of your photos and videos is made smaller.

This makes it faster to send files, and makes them take up less space on the recipient's phone.

But it also means some of the detail of your media is lost as a result.

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For instance, a video may look pixellated – even if you've shot it in 4K at 60 frames per second on your fancy new iPhone 13.

The trick makes sure the files you send are being received in a higher-quality format.

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