WhatsApp now lets beta users send high quality videos, here is how
Following the successful rollout of HD photo sending, WhatsApp is now testing the capability to send HD videos, providing users with an enhanced multimedia experience.
WhatsApp now lets beta users send high quality videos.
WhatsApp is now testing the capability to send HD videos.
You will have the option to choose between Standard and HD video quality settings.
Users need to update their WhatsApp beta version to 126.96.36.199 for Android.
WhatsApp, the popular messaging app, recently added the ability to send high-quality photos to all users. Following the successful rollout of HD photo sending, WhatsApp is now testing the capability to send HD videos, providing users with an enhanced multimedia experience. While this feature is currently in the beta phase, select Android users can already try it out. Here is how it works.
Similar to the process of sending HD photos, the updated WhatsApp version for videos also shows an ‘HD’ button in the drawing editor of the app, as reported by WABetaInfo. This means that before sending a video, users will have the option to choose between two video quality settings: Standard and HD.
By default, WhatsApp compresses videos to reduce data usage and storage space. However, the HD option allows users to send videos in higher quality, but they are also slightly compressed. Although the original quality may not be retained, the HD quality offers a significant improvement in video clarity. For instance, a video in Standard quality may have dimensions of 416 x 880 pixels and a size of 6.3MB, while the HD version will have dimensions of 608 x 1296 pixels and a size of 12MB, according to the screenshots.
To access this new feature, users need to update their WhatsApp beta version to 188.8.131.52 for Android. If you are part of the WhatsApp beta program, ensure that you have the latest update installed to take advantage of this new addition.
Besides, WhatsApp now lets beta testers share up to 100 images with contacts and this feature is yet to arrive in the stable version of the app. This will make it easier for people to share a lot of images in one go. Currently, the limit is set to 30 and if WhatsApp users have hundreds of images to share of some event, then they have to repeat the process of sharing images because the sharing limit is pretty low. The limit of 100 could offer a big relief to those who like clicking a lot of photographs and exchanging them with friends on WhatsApp.
The feature has been spotted in the Android 184.108.40.206 beta update. The same will be made available to all the users in a future update, as per the cited source.