How to Send High Quality Photos and Videos Using Signal for iPhone, Android


You can send high quality photos and videos using the Signal app from your iPhone and Android. Here's how to enable the feature.

You Can Send High Quality Photos and Videos Using Signal App by Enabling this One Feature

It's safe to assume at this point that our internet connection is fast enough for sending high quality photos and videos to our friends and loved ones. And if you have an iPhone or Android and happen to use Signal, we will show you how you can enable high quality photo and video uploads so that everything you send out is in its best possible quality ever.

Keep one thing in mind; once you enable this feature, you will be eating away a lot of data, and this is extremely important to know if you have a very limited data allowance. If you love sending photos and videos in bulk to people then you might want to think twice before enabling this feature.

With that out of the way, we will show you how you can enable this feature right away.


Step 1. Launch the Signal app on your iPhone or Android phone.

Step 2. Tap on your display image on the top left hand corner.

Step 3. Now tap on Settings.

Step 4. Tap on Data Usage.

Step 5. Now tap on Sent Media Quality.

Step 6. Select High. By default it is set to Standard.

If you ever want to change the setting back to how it was, just repeat the steps above and select Standard in the last step. It's simple as that.

Again, with this feature enabled, you will be using up a lot of cellular data on the go, especially if you love to send photos and videos in bulk to people. But if you have a massive data plan then this shouldn't be a cause of concern for you. It still doesn't hurt to keep things in check once in a while to see how much this feature is hurting your data allowance.

While this feature is great and all, it would be nicer if services like WhatsApp and Signal end up using far more efficient file formats when transferring photos and videos, such as HEIF for photos and HEVC for videos. Rather than compressing the living lights out of a JPEG file, just switch over to an efficient file format.

This is a debate for an entirely different day.

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