IF you want the best selfies on your Instagram account there’s a secret setting you need to switch on.

Little do most users realise, their photos and videos are compressed.

Make sure your Instagram selfies are in tip top quality


Make sure your Instagram selfies are in tip top quality

This happens on lots of platforms such as WhatsApp too.

It’s designed to make it quicker to upload stuff – and also uses less of your data.

Instagram is automatically set to upload your photos this way.

If you want them at their highest quality, you’ll need to change the settings.

As Instagram owner Meta itself explains in the settings: “Always upload the highest-quality videos, even if uploading takes longer.

“When this is off, we’ll automatically adjust upload quality to fit network conditions.”

Here’s how to change it to give your content a boost.

How do I change the upload quality on Instagram?

To change the upload quality on Instagram, start by going to your profile page.

Tap on the three line icon in the top right.

Then go to Settings and privacy.

From there, scroll down to Data usage and media quality.

Finally, switch on Upload at highest quality.

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