WhatsApp is one of the most popular and widely used text messaging services out there. From casual texting to professional talks, users are doing everything on the platform. One thing that I personally refrain from doing is share media on WhatsApp. Why? You ask! Well, the messaging platform is known for reducing video or image quality. Even though you have clicked the photograph using your device’s powerful cameras, the receiver will still get the media in low-quality stripping all the good details.
Well, it looks like that low-quality media sharing issue is finally getting attention. According to WABetaInfo, Facebook appears to be working on a new feature addressing the very same issue.
WhatsApp to soon allow you to select the media quality while sharing!
WhatsApp has recently submitted a new update through the Google Play Beta program. With that, the beta version has now bumped up to 188.8.131.52. WABetaInfo has managed to find a new feature that the company is working on. This feature goes by the name of Video Upload Quality. As the name suggests, it allows users to choose between multiple quality options while sending a video on the platform.
As you can see in the screenshot, there are three available options to choose from — Auto, Best quality, and Data saver. While you have three ways, WhatsApp recommends using the Auto option. Here’s a look at what each option will do.
- Auto (Recommended): WhatsApp will automatically compress the video depending on its algorithm
- Best quality: WhatsApp will send the video in the best quality possible
- Data saver: WhatsApp will focus more on saving your data instead of the video quality
It’s worth noting that this dialog box will only appear while sharing videos on the platform. There’s no word as to whether such options will also be available while sharing images. With that said, this feature is currently under development and should make its way to the public build in the coming months.
Not the only feature that’s in the works!
Apart from Video Upload Quality, WhatsApp also has another feature under its pipeline. This one is called View Once Messages. In a bid to clean up its image, WhatsApp is planning to introduce a new feature. The View Once mode allows the receiver to view the photos or videos only once. After that, the receiver will not be able to open the media. Of course, there are few quirks attached to it. You can learn more about it right here.