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WhatsApp will soon allow users to Share high quality Videos

WhatsApp will soon allow users to Share high quality Videos

WhatsApp will soon allow users to Share high quality Videos 

WhatsApp is testing allowing users to decide to share videos in

high-quality, according to a report. The new feature is said to be

a part of a WhatsApp for Android beta release. WhatsApp users

at present don’t have the option to decide on what exactly

the quality of videos they wanted before sharing them with their

contacts. The instant messaging app currently has a maximum

file size of 16MB for all media forwarded through its platform.

WABetaInfo reports that WhatsApp for Android beta

version 2.21.14.6 has been released with the feature called

‘Video upload quality’ that will allow users to choose which

quality they want to pick for video sharing. A screenshot shared

by WABetaInfo suggests that users would get ‘Auto (recommended)’,

‘Best quality’, and ‘Data saver’ as the three preset options to choose from.

The ‘Auto (recommended)’ option would detect the best compression

algorithm for specific videos, while the ‘Best quality’ would be

to force WhatsApp to send videos in their highest available resolution.

However, the ‘Data saver’ option would be specifically for people

who don’t have a high bandwidth network and are fine

to share videos in their compressed form.

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Users switching to the ‘Best quality’ option may need to wait for a

longer time for the videos to reach their contacts on WhatsApp,

depending on the network speed they have and the hardware

they are using. However, it would enhance the resolution

to provide a better viewing experience.

WhatsApp may provide the reported feature under its Storage

and data settings. It is also important to note that the feature

is currently under development and is likely to be

available through a future update.

At this moment WhatsApp doesn’t allow users to send videos that

are over 16MB in size, which is equal from about 90 seconds

to three minutes, as the company has mentioned on its FAQ pages.

It is unclear whether that size limit will continue to be in

place when the new high-resolution feature debuts.

Earlier this week, WhatsApp was spotted testing a ‘View Once’ feature

for images and videos that disappear after they are seen.

That feature appeared on WhatsApp for Android beta version 2.21.14.3.


 

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