Do you find that your Snapchat video gets blurry and uploads videos that are in a lower quality than your phone is capable of producing, despite them appearing in a higher resolution in your camera feed? Don’t worry, this article will explain how you can retain the best resolution of video and fix blurry Snapchat videos.
If you are wondering why Snapchat ruins video quality, you are not alone, this is a very common. After using your Snapchat login, and going to the Snapchat settings, you will notice that there is no High Definition option when you set up the default video quality on Snapchat, there is only standard or low. This is because Snapchat uses various compression techniques when you upload your videos in order to save time - the more compressed the video is, the less time it takes to upload, and to save money - the smaller the file size, the less bandwidth it consumes.
Unfortunately, the compression is lossy, meaning that the video will have a lower quality after it is compressed and uploaded, and make the video quality poorer.
There are several possible solutions to fixing blurry Snapchat videos:
Try to compress the video yourself by reducing its duration or by using software or a tool, like Google Squoosh as explained in this article, to reduce its definition to something you find "acceptable".
Try to upload your video or image over a WiFi connection rather than a 3G/4G or even 5G connection.
Be absolutely sure that the video or image is not simply blurry and out of focus, by using these photography tips on how to take good Instagram photos, and in this guide on how to upload high quality photos to Instagram. Whilst these articles refer to Instagram, the same principles apply for Snapchat.
If you are unable to retake a specific photo that you want to upload and want to clear up a blurry photo, read this article on how to correct blurry photos for free, after having taken them.
Check that you aren’t using a Snapchat filter that creates blur or distortion deliberately in your photos.