Today WhatsApp is the most popular instant messenger in the world with an active audience of more than two billion users per month. However, in many ways it still lags behind its competitors. For example, the application still cannot send images as files in order to maintain the original quality. The company explains this by trying to minimize the load on servers and save space on users’ devices. That is why WhatsApp compresses all photos quite heavily. But there is good news – the developers are already testing a new feature that will allow you to choose the original quality of the sent images.
According to WABetaInfo, the WhatsApp 22.214.171.124 beta version for Android has a new settings icon in the image editing toolbar. It allows you to change the quality of the image to the original (without any compression) before sending it.
Back in mid-2021, WhatsApp changed the image sharing options and added Auto, Data Saver, and Best Quality options. However, the difference was minimal. The ability to share photos in original quality is long overdue and has been long awaited. For example, Telegram, WhatsApp’s main competitor, compresses images by default, but allows you to choose the original quality.
The new feature appears to be under development right now and should first appear on the beta testing channel before it becomes available to all WhatsApp users.
Source: Trash Box
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