Good news for WhatsApp users on iOS: Meta’s instant messaging application is reportedly releasing a feature to send high-quality videos and improvements for profile icons within group chats.
“After installing the latest WhatsApp beta for iOS 184.108.40.206 update, which is available in the TestFlight app, some beta testers can now experiment with the ability to send high-quality videos,” WABetaInfo reported.
A screenshot shared by WABetaInfo revealed that the Meta platform is really rolling out a feature to send high-quality videos to users who have installed the latest iOS app update. The HD option now also appears when selecting a video from the Photos app.
As happens with the high-quality photo feature, the default option is always “Standard quality” for any video, and you’ll still need to select the high-quality option every time you want to share a new video with improved quality, the report said. .
When users share a video using the high quality option, it is marked as a high quality video in the conversation and a new tag is automatically added to the message bubble, as shown in the attached screenshot.
The report suggests that this additional information will help the recipient identify that the video was sent in better quality. It is important to note that this feature is not available when sharing videos via status updates.
The new iOS update for WhatsApp also offers users additional improvements related to profile icons in group chats. In particular, the thumbnails of contacts whose profile pictures are hidden or unavailable have been revised. These thumbnails now contain the initials of the respective group member’s name. This improvement will help other conversation participants quickly identify the person represented by the thumbnail, the report said.
The feature to send high-quality videos, along with improvements to profile icons in group chats, is available to some beta testers who install the latest version of WhatsApp beta for iOS from the TestFlight app. The new update will roll out to more users in the coming days.