WhatsApp to bring a new feature to set all media uploads to HD quality: Report

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WhatsApp for Android is reportedly getting a new feature that will make the process of sending high-quality images and videos easier than it currently is. The new feature is said to add a settings option that will allow users to choose whether they want to send media in HD or standard quality. Once selected, the app will automatically use that preference for all future media uploads. Notably, WhatsApp recently introduced the feature to let users pin up to three messages in individual and group chats.

The new feature was spotted by WhatsApp update tracker WABetaInfo in WhatsApp beta for Android 2.24.7.17 build. The beta version for Android began rolling out to testers on Monday through the Google Play beta program. The new update reportedly gives users the ability to directly set the upload quality of images and videos AdjustmentEliminates the need to repeat the process every time with new media upload.

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WhatsApp's reported media upload quality setting
Photo Credit: WABetaInfo

A new screenshot shared in the report setting can be seen within the option storage and data Menu. This new setting option is titled media upload quality And it reportedly includes two options Standard Quality And hd quality, Once the user selects an option, future uploads will be prioritized.

The messaging platform introduced the HD photo sharing feature in August 2023, and also added support for high-resolution videos soon after. But currently, users have to manually select whether they want to send the media in HD or standard quality every time they send a photo or video. The granular controls were helpful for people who generally like to send standard files and only occasionally share HD images and videos. However, for those who want to stick to one option, this becomes an unnecessary step.

An upcoming update of WhatsApp will reportedly fix this problem. The preview screen option to change quality is reportedly still available, however, it is now set to the priority chosen in Settings. The feature is reported for Android, but not yet confirmed for iOS or the desktop app. It should be noted that none of the existing options allow users to send media in its original resolution, especially if it is a large size file. To do this, users have to share it as a document.


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