How to send uncompressed images on WhatsApp?

WhatsApp, the world’s biggest video/chat app is notorious of compressing images exchanged on its platform. In order to put less stress on the servers, the app usually compresses images. There are some third-party apps that facilitate non-compression of images but luckily, there is a way to avoid it and send full-sized images within WhatsApp too.

Here is how you can follow the process on iOS and Android and send full-size images.

Rename the photo to (image.doc).

  • Open the file manager in your mobile and search for the image you want to send.
  • Rename the image file to “image.doc”.
  • Search or open the recipient you want to send this photo to and send as an attachment.
  • Once received by the recipient, ask them to rename the file to .jpg extension again.

How to send the whole image folder as it is without compressing?

  • Compress the complete image folder you want to send inside the file manager.
  • Send that one compressed file to the recipient as an attachment
  • Ask them to uncompress the shared file.

This is easy and the takes about a couple of minutes to send the un-compressed file. People often need to send the uncompressed file for printing purpose and this hack works best.