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WhatsApp Working On A Feature To Preserve Image Quality

WhatsApp is working on a feature that preserves the image quality of photos you share, according to WABetaInfo via Android Police.


The publication which tracks development of the messaging platform reported that the feature was spotted on WhatsApp’s beta for Android version.


With over two billion active users around the world, WhatsApp manages trillions of messages and with these are photos and videos. To cater to all users, the platform relies on compression technology to process exchanges faster.


WhatsApp has more than two billion active users
WhatsApp has more than two billion active users. Image Source: Gadgets 360.


However, the issue with this is that sometimes, the quality drop is too significant that many users seek alternative ways to share media to preserve their original quality.


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What could happen with this coming feature is that when you share an image, you will see a setting icon in the tool header where you usually see the drawing options. You can tap on the settings and choose the original quality before sending it.


WhatsApp Working On A Feature To Preserve Image Quality
WhatsApp Working On A Feature To Preserve Image Quality. Image Source: WABetaInfo.


There is no mention of whether this feature would also be available for videos or not. Already, there is a feature in Settings under Storage and data which lets users choose Photo upload quality and it is in Auto by default. Android Police says that the difference between the other options, Data saver and Best quality, was not much and it does not give the original quality of the image.


This change will allow WhatsApp users do all that they need in chat instead of going to rivals, Telegram, to share images to avoid losing its quality. There is no timeline for when the WhatsApp image quality preserving feature will be released.


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