WhatsApp is one of the most well-known and widely used text messaging services available. Users use the platform for everything from casual texting to professional conversations.
The messaging platform is notorious for lowering video and image quality. Even if you took the photo with one of your device’s powerful cameras, the receiver will still receive the media in low-quality, removing all of the important details. Well, it appears that the issue of low-quality media sharing is finally receiving attention.
WhatsApp recently released a new update via the Google Play Beta programme. As a result, the beta version has been updated to 126.96.36.199. WABetaInfo has discovered a new feature that the company is developing. This feature is known as Video Upload Quality. As the name implies, it allows users to select from a variety of quality options when sending a video to the platform.
As shown in the screenshot, there are three options to select from: Auto, Best quality, and Data saver. Here’s a breakdown of what each option will do:
• Auto (recommended): WhatsApp will compress the video automatically based on its algorithm.
• Best quality: WhatsApp will send the video in the highest quality possible.
• Data saver: WhatsApp will prioritise data saving over video quality.
It’s important to note that this dialogue box will only appear when you’re sharing videos on the platform. There has been no word on whether such options will be available when sharing images. That being said, this feature is currently in development and should be available in the public build in the coming months.