This new WhatsApp feature will delight photography lovers
WhatsApp is developing a feature for Android that should inspire photography lovers, namely the ability to send photos in their original quality.
The feature’s working title is Photo Quality, a news portal known for keeping track of what’s new on Whatsapp.
How photo quality works
According to WABetainfo, the new feature gives you the option to use the icon in the menu bar above the photo to decide whether to send the attached image in “standard quality” or “HD quality”.
Until a few days ago, all that was known about the development was that Meta, the company that owns WhatsApp, was testing this feature on the Android version.
But it has now been discovered that the option is also being tested in the WhatsApp Desktop beta, with a new “HD” icon appearing in the toolbar when you attach a photo to a message.
There is currently no option to select a quality, which means that the default is “standard” – a lower quality than the original photo.
With the new HD setting, you can send original resolution and sharpness photos to WhatsApp from both the Android app and the desktop version.
It doesn’t always have to be the best quality.
The fact that WhatsApp puts the setting in the toolbar makes sense. You don’t have to send every photo in original size.
Original size photos take up more storage space than compressed photos. Therefore, sending a compressed photo should remain the default setting.
At the moment, this option is not even available to all beta testers, because the development is still in its early stages. And, as is the case with all beta features, it is unknown when this option will be added to the final version of the popular messaging app.
Just a few days ago, WhatsApp testers discovered another exciting new feature in the Android beta: the ability to share up to 100 media files at the same time. Again, there is no information on when this will be rolled out to the public version of the app.
This article originally appeared on PCWelt in German. Translation by Jim Martin