It has recently come to light that WhatsApp has started testing a feature that lets users share videos in high quality. The name of the feature is ‘Video upload Quality’ and it’s currently under development, so it’s not available for the public. The feature will be available for users in a future update.
The feature has been reported by WABetaInfo, a popular website that posts regular updates around new features on WhatsApp. The feature has been recently released as part of WhatsApp Android Beta version 18.104.22.168. WABetaInfo states that users will be able to choose the video upload quality in a future update by picking one of 3 options, namely, Auto (recommended), Best Quality, and data saver.
In the case of Auto, WhatsApp will detect the best compression algorithm for specific videos. Then another feature is the best quality that lets WhatsApp always send the video using the best quality available! And there’s the data saver option that’s enabled in Android settings and allows WhatsApp to compress videos before sending them. This new feature will come in handy to users as WhatsApp users currently don’t have the option to select the quality of videos before sharing them with their contacts.
In other WhatsApp-related news, it has been recently reported that WhatsApp is testing a new privacy feature that allows users to send media that has the ability to disappear once the receiver has seen the message.