On 4 December, WhatsApp rolled out an update to address this issue. It allows Apple users to send media files as a document directly from their photo gallery, while preserving the file's original quality.
To send images and videos in document form, simply tap on the '+' icon in WhatsApp. Then, tap on 'Document,' followed by 'Choose Photo or Video.'
The size limit for each document is capped at 2GB.
However, sharing files in original quality as documents on WhatsApp will consume more data than usual. This is especially true if you are sending large video files.