WhatsApp has just submitted a new update through the Google Play Beta Program, bringing the version up to 22.214.171.124.
What’s new in this update? Discover the details below!
|Name of the feature?||HD Photos|
|Availability?||WhatsApp beta for Android 126.96.36.199 is marked as compatible version.|
|I’ve the same version but I don’t see this feature, why?||WhatsApp is rolling out this feature right now, so it might take some hours before being visible within WhatsApp Settings.|
|Previous news?||WhatsApp beta for Android 188.8.131.52: what’s new?|
|Thanks:||FastenM, Sc, Hypogriff from my Discord server for the test.|
After releasing end-to-end encrypted backups in the previous beta update, WhatsApp had to temporarily remove it due to a connection issue. In the meantime, WhatsApp has decided to roll out another feature called HD Photos.
HD Photos allows choosing the quality of the photo to send. There are 3 different options about the quality:
“Best quality” is obviously the option you’re looking for, to send HD photos. Unfortunately, it does not really reflect the name of this option, because photos are still compressed, even if the compression is lighter: WhatsApp is actually applying a compression algorithm, keeping about 80% of the original quality and, if the photo is bigger than 2048×2048, the image might be resized.
The old configuration allowed to keep about 70% of the quality, but large photos were always resized.
WhatsApp might change the “best quality” configuration at any time, increasing the percentage of the original quality.
Note that this is a beta feature, so WhatsApp is testing these parameters and it’s not over.
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