WhatsApp is not just a platform for text messaging to stay connected with your friends and family, but much more. Besides video calls and casual texting, the platform is also used for sharing pictures as well as videos, however, the media quality is compromised when sharing. As the instant messaging service usually compresses the videos or images, therefore, downgrading them to a lower or reduced quality. But this is not going to be an issue anymore because the company is working on a new feature to fix it.
Yes, Facebook owned WhatsApp is testing a new feature that will allow users to choose the quality of videos or images before being shared with their contacts. Right now the maximum file size allowed for all media (photos, videos or voice messages) to be sent or forwarded through WhatsApp is 16 MB on all platforms. As per the FAQs, this will be equal to about 90 seconds to 3 minutes of video. The maximum video duration will vary based on the quality of your phone’s video camera. To send a longer video, you can record a lower resolution video outside of WhatsApp and use the attach media feature in a chat to send it to your contacts.
As per the report, the feature is under development and will be available for the public in a future update that will allow you to choose the video quality to upload. The WhatsApp features tracker WABetaInfo has shared some screenshots to give a preview of the upcoming functionality. The screenshots suggest that when the feature will become available to everyone it will let you choose the video upload quality by picking one of 3 options: Auto, Best Quality and Data Saver.
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