WhatsApp beta for iOS what’s new?


WhatsApp has just submitted a new update through the TestFlight beta Program, bringing the version up to The version marked within WhatsApp Settings is and the TestFlight build is 23.23.1 (533026670).
What’s new in this update? WhatsApp is rolling out a feature to send photos and videos as documents to preserve their original quality, and it is available to a limited number of users!


Common questions Answers
Name of the feature? Choose Photo or Video
Status? Rolling out
Compatibility? WhatsApp beta for iOS is marked as a compatible update, but some users may be able to experiment with the same feature by installing certain previous updates, including stable versions from the App Store.
I have the same version but I don’t have this feature. Why? This feature is available to a very limited number of users, and it will be released to more people over the coming weeks.
Thanks: N4melessP4nd4 and eleuricchio, for testing and reporting!
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In the article about the WhatsApp beta for Android update, we announced a new feature available to some beta testers: the ability to quickly send original quality photos and videos. Thanks to this feature, users who install the latest versions of WhatsApp beta for Android can share photos and videos with their original quality with ease, without navigating through their internal storage. Thanks to the latest WhatsApp beta for iOS update, which is available on the TestFlight app, we discovered that this feature is finally available to some users on the iOS app!

As you can see in this screenshot, WhatsApp released a new feature to allow users to choose photos and videos from their gallery. By sending a photo or video as a document, users can finally preserve their original quality by sending it without compression or quality loss. In addition, WhatsApp mentions that it is possible to share documents up to 2GB in size, a feature that was spotted with the WhatsApp beta for iOS update. It’s worth noting that we also received reports regarding the availability of this feature by installing the latest version of WhatsApp for iOS from the App Store. However, its availability is still very limited.

In our opinion, this feature represents a significant improvement for media sharing, particularly for iOS users who previously faced challenges when sharing photos or videos as documents. Thanks to the most recent updates of the app, WhatsApp users on iOS finally have a dedicated option to select photos and videos directly from their gallery and send them as documents. By doing so, they can ensure that the recipient receives the media in its original and unaltered quality. This is especially helpful for photographers, videographers, and anyone who values the quality of their images and videos.

The feature to send photos and videos as documents to preserve their original quality is available to a limited number of users who install the latest versions of WhatsApp for iOS, and it’s rolling out to more people over the coming weeks.

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