WhatsApp is rolling out a new update through the Google Play Beta Program, bringing the version up to 126.96.36.199.
What’s new in this update? WhatsApp is rolling out a feature to quickly send original quality photos and videos, and it’s available to some beta testers!
|Name of the feature?||Original quality photos and videos|
|Compatibility?||WhatsApp beta for Android 188.8.131.52 is marked as a compatible update.|
|I’ve installed this update but I don’t have this feature. Why?||This feature is available to some beta testers, and it is rolling out to more users over the coming days.|
|Thanks:||Thunder34, Kingcyrious, Hamada, Muhammad Hammad, Sc, and Technical MJ TV, for testing and reporting.|
|Previous news?||WhatsApp for iOS 23.17.78: what’s new? WhatsApp is widely rolling out a new interface for the community info screen!|
In the article about the WhatsApp beta for Android 184.108.40.206 update, we announced a new feature: original quality photos and videos. With this feature, WhatsApp aims to make it easier for users to share media with original quality, without losing time in browsing through multiple menus or folders. The feature was under development in the previous updates but, thanks to the latest WhatsApp beta for Android 220.127.116.11 update, which is available on the Google Play Store, we discovered that WhatsApp is now rolling out the ability to quickly share original quality photos and videos to some beta testers!
As you can see in the attached screenshot, a new entry point is available within the documents picker. With this shortcut, WhatsApp is making it easier for users to select photos and videos from their app gallery. After selecting photos and videos from this shortcut, they will be shared as documents to keep their quality and HEIC metadata. It’s worth noting that it was already possible to share photos and videos as documents to preserve media quality in the previous updates, but the new entry point simplifies this process by presenting the media picker, ensuring that users can quickly share media in their original quality even better than before.
In our opinion, this feature will definitely improve the user experience when sharing media: with the ability to share original quality photos and videos, WhatsApp provides users with a new tool to preserve media quality as a final solution. In fact, when users share photos and videos in their original quality, this feature ensures that the content maintains its original resolution, clarity, and fidelity. This also means that photos and videos will not lose their details, sharpness, or color accuracy due to compression or downscaling during the sharing process.
The feature to quickly send original quality photos and videos is available to some beta testers that install the latest updates of WhatsApp beta for Android from the Google Play Store, and it is rolling out to even more people over the coming days.
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