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Soon you will be able to select media quality before sharing them files on WhatsApp

Right now the maximum file size allowed for all media to be sent or forwarded through WhatsApp is 16 MB from all platforms.

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. 

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In a new report by WABetaInfo the social media app has released a new update on  WhatsApp for Android beta version 2.21.14.6 that will include the feature called ‘Video upload quality’.

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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The Auto option will detect what is the best compression algorithm for specific videos. If you choose to go for the Best Quality then WhatsApp will always send the video using the best quality available. Whereas when Data saver is enabled in your Android settings, WhatsApp will compress videos before sending them.

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Komila Singhhttp://www.gadgetbridge.com
Komila is one of the most spirited tech writers at Gadget Bridge. Always up for a new challenge, she is an expert at dissecting technology and getting to its core. She loves to tinker with new mobile phones, tablets and headphones.

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