The facebook-owned messaging app, WhatsApp is currently working on new image and video quality options as it is in a bid to catch up with its competitor Telegram in terms of features.
WhatsApp has always been praised for changing and improving, giving a holistic experience to its users.
Recently, according to WABetaInfo, we got to know about the “expiring media” feature that is currently rolling out on the App’s beta channel.
Now there’s an even more exciting and useful feature in the pipeline – WhatsApp is finally about to allow you to choose what video and image quality will be uploaded when you send someone an image or a video.
Users have, for a long time, complained about how an image quality gets distorted when they send it over to any of their contents.
For now, the trick to send high-quality photos and videos is by choosing the ‘Document’ option when uploading. This stops WhatsApp from compressing the media. Now with the image quality feature being in the pipeline, you might not have to practice this trick for long. However, we – the end-users – will see this feature only when these upload options pass WhatsApp’s quality checks.
As of now, the developers of the app are in the phase of testing the new image and video quality options.
The feature is useful as it means that you will be able to pick the right option to either save bandwidth or share the content without heavy compression. You can also resort to the “data saver” mode to share videos so that they’re compressed and don’t consume too much data.
An explanation of the possible features has been given by WABetaInfo.
- Auto (recommended): WhatsApp will itself detect what is the best compression algorithm for the videos.
- Best quality: WhatsApp will continually send the video using the best quality available.
- Data saver: when a Data saver is permitted in your Android settings, WhatsApp will shrink videos before sending them.