WhatsApp is the most popular messaging app in many parts of the world, including India. Sending media such as photos and videos is a popular feature of the app, but time and time again users have complained that the quality of videos and photos decreases when shared on WhatsApp due to data compression.
But now WABetaInfo reports that WhatsApp’s new feature gives users the ability to send high-quality videos through the app. This follows a recent update – in which – WhatsApp introduced the ability to send high-resolution photos, with better quality and without losing their original dimensions.
High Quality WhatsApp Videos: How Does It Work?
WhatsApp adds a new button to the character editor that allows users to send high-quality videos. The video resolution is preserved, but some compression is still applied. Ergo, even though the videos are not shared in their original quality, the quality will still be better than videos shared in the standard way on the platform. WhatsApp will still default to the “default quality” setting and users will have to choose the “high quality” option every time they want to share a video.
Try sending a large, high-quality video file to check if the feature is enabled for your WhatsApp account. If the high quality option appears, the feature is enabled. WABetaInfo notes that when users share a video with the high-quality option, it is marked as a high-quality video in the conversation.
When will it roll out; Suitability?
WhatsApp is currently rolling out the ability to send high-quality videos to some beta testers who have updated to the Android version 188.8.131.52 of the WhatsApp beta from the Google Play Store. The feature is expected to be available to all users soon.