WhatsApp is soon going to give users more control over the amount of compression they can apply while sending an image or a video. As per a report by WABetaInfo, these two features are under development for the Android app, and should eventually present three quality options when sending images and video. The options are “Auto,” “Best quality,” or “Data saver.”
If it releases as it says, you will have the option to overcompress the media you send, if you are worried about the internet speeds or data caps, Nonetheless, you’ll also have the option to lower the compression and send the media files in the maximum quality possible. As of now, if you want to avoid WhatsApp’s compression while sending media, you need to attach the file as a ‘Document’, rather than as an image or video.
For now, there is no word as to when will this feature be officially released. According to WABetaInfo, this feature is currently under development of Android but considering the feature equality between WhatsApp’s apps, it’s not hard to say that development on iOS is very far behind.
Picture and video quality settings join a developing rundown of unreleased WhatsApp features uncovered by WABetaInfo. The most expected of these is multi-device support, which will permit the service to be usable across various gadgets. The app researcher announced the feature was being developed last year, and recently, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, affirmed the feature will release soon.