Whatsapp is one of the most popular messaging apps in the world and sending images is quite easy. However, not all iPhone users can send an image as a document in Whatsapp
The messaging app with almost 1.billion users globally is primarily for the purpose of sending messages. Besides sending messages, Whatsapp is used for a variety of things such as sending videos GIFs and images files.
The disadvantage of the messaging app is that it compresses messages before sending it. In some cases, this renders the images useless to be used on larger screens or even while taking a print out.
To solve this matter, all you need to do is save your images, which are saved as JPG or JPEG files, as a document. If you use an iPhone, you might want to follow these few steps.
Before I go into the steps, let me tell you the motivation behind this article. I decided to come up with this article because of my personal experience. It’s kind of funny, my colleague (a graphics illustrator) asked me to send my image as a document on my iPhone, I could not because I do not know how to send it.
It took me close to an hour to figure it out, which is why I decided to write on it. As we all know, not all iPhone users can send their image as a document on WhatsApp.
To send images as a document on Whatsapp (iPhone)
- First thing first, open the image you want to share, tap on the upload button which is at the bottom left of your iPhone.
2. Tap on Save to Files option to select the folder where you want to save your image.
3. You can either choose one of the folders in your iPhone memory or save the image to the iCloud Drive. Next, tap on Add.
4. Once you have saved the image as a document, open the WhatsApp and choose the contact you want to share the image with.
5. Next, you click on the Plus icon at the bottom left corner of the iPhone and select Document.
6. Immediately you do that, all the documents on your iPhone will appear.
7. Select the image you want to send and tap on the Send button.
If you can follow these few steps, your image will be sent as an uncompressed document, and will also maintain the quality of the image.
If you are using an Android phone, you can save the image in pdf or doc format in the File Manager and then while sharing the image, look for the document instead of the image.