Unfortunately, our friends do not have all the iPhones. This means that some of our messaging chats are peppered with green bubbles and send over plain text messages instead of Apple's ultra-fast iMessage system. But it's not just the color and speed that makes iMessage superior: it's also clarity and fair attention when handling videos.
If you thought the latest Game of Thrones episode was hard to see, you clear I never sent a video from Messages on your iPhone to a friend with an Android phone. If they answered something like "What is this!", It probably wasn't because of the content – it was because they could hardly see what happened in the clip. When it reaches its unit, the video is a blurred, distorted mess. The carefully edited HD clip you took on your new iPhone was reduced to an unlockable slam when it reached your friend's phone. And the same goes for the video they send you.
The phenomenon can also affect the group of messages. As they say, once a bad apple can destroy the gang, so if one of the recipients in your group is on an Android phone, the whole message will be sent via SMS. Therefore, all users will see blurred, barely visible videos, even iPhone users with iMessages enabled.
What gives? Although it may seem that it is the result of sabotage between platforms, it is not so. It has to do with compression. Apple handles iPhone-to-iPhone delivery of subtitled videos, so regardless of size, videos are sent and received in original quality. But that is not the case when you do not use Apple's system from start to finish. Your carrier gets in the way, and that's when things break down.
Sent images are usually OK (the large ones will be compressed but still displayed), videos files are hard hit. Texting from Android to Android will see less compression, but it's enhanced when you go from iPhone to Android or from Android to iPhone, as Apple's system gets in the way. Even when sending relatively short video clips (about 15 MB to 20 MB), they will be compressed at one end and continue to become a blurry, blurry video.
How can you fix it? Convince all your friends and family to get an iPhone, of course, so everything you send will be over iMessage. Because it's probably not realistic, here are some solutions.
Use a third-party messaging program
The reason why subtitle video between iPhone and Apple's Messages app does not result in blurred photos is because Apple checks the compression on both ends. The same applies when you use another messaging service, such as Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Viber, etc. If you send a video with any of these services, it will reach your recipient with its quality intact (as long as you do not run into any restrictions in file size). However, you must convince your friends to register and use the same service you use.
Use email instead
If there is a messaging service that is true, it's good, old-fashioned email. We all know how it works: start your client, create a new message, select the video you want and press Send. And you will be sure that it comes in the same quality as it was sent.
Submit a link to Google Photos
It's always handy to have a copy of Google Photos on your iPhone. It creates a library of all photos on your iPhone that can be viewed anywhere, and it also lets you share your photos with anyone, no matter which phone or device they have. If you don't have much space on your Google Drive and choose to save the original resolution, the quality will be a bit downgraded, but nothing happens when you try to overwrite messages.
Use Dropbox or Google Drive
Once you've taken a video, don't leave it in Apple Photos to share it. Open your photo in Photos and tap the share button to get a variety of options, including saving to Dropbox, Google Drive or your cloud-based storage service. From there you can send a link to the full size file in trailer.