date of publication:
Jul 09 2021 11:08 GMT
Update date: Jul 09 2021 14:10 GMT
The site indicated that the two features are currently under development for the Android application, and are supposed to offer three quality options when sending photos and videos.
The site explained that the options will be “auto” (recommended): the app detects what is the best compression algorithm for videos and photos, “best quality”: the app always sends video and photos using the best available quality, and finally “data saver”: when data saver is enabled In Android settings, the app compresses videos and photos before sending them.
According to the information, the feature will allow more compression of the media if you are skeptical about internet speeds or data limits, or reduce the amount of compression to ensure images or video are sent in the highest quality possible.
Currently, you can avoid WhatsApp compression by changing the file extension to send it as a document instead of a photo or video, and there’s currently no word on when an official release for the feature will come, and the WABetaInfo report specifically relates to the Android beta app, not iOS.
Given the parity of features between WhatsApp apps, development via iOS is unlikely to be very far, and photo and video quality settings join a growing list of unreleased WhatsApp features discovered by WABetaInfo.
The most anticipated feature is multi-device support, which allows the service to be usable across multiple devices.
The application researcher reported that the feature was under development last year, and the CEO of Facebook recently confirmed that the feature will be launched soon, in addition, WhatsApp is working to introduce new features for iOS users in order to intensify their experience across the platform.
The developers are currently working on a large link preview for iOS to make it easier for users to check links.
According to the information, the large preview link feature is currently under development and will be available to users in a future update.
WhatsApp is developing the same feature for an Android app, offering high-quality URL previews via the latest beta version.