WhatsApp, the popular social networking platform, is enhancing its user experience with a significant update. This update marks a new milestone as it allows users to send photos and videos in their original, uncompressed quality. This development follows a previous update that enabled users to send photos in 4K resolution. With the latest upgrade, WhatsApp is ensuring that users can share complete and high-quality images and videos without losing any detail to compression.
Initially, this feature will be available to iOS users, as part of the WhatsApp version 23.24.73 update, before it extends to Android devices. It works by selecting 'Document' instead of 'Photo and Video Library', allowing for uploads up to a maximum size of 2GB. Apple iPhone owners can expect to see this update within days, while Android users may have to wait several weeks for their version to roll out.
WhatsApp unveils photo and video update
Meta, formerly known as Facebook, has been instrumental in bringing several changes to WhatsApp since its acquisition. The new feature is compatible with WhatsApp version 126.96.36.199 on iOS and version 188.8.131.52 on Android. Alongside this feature, the latest WhatsApp version also introduces new speech bubbles for missed calls and new reactions to messages based on users' WhatsApp avatars.
Although the full details of the rollout for both iOS and Android platforms are not yet clear, this update is a significant step towards enhancing the quality of media shared on the platform. It reflects WhatsApp's commitment to improving user experience and keeping up with the growing demand for high-quality media sharing in social communication.
In addition to these features, WhatsApp is also reportedly working on a new function that would allow voice chats to start without ringing everyone in large groups, as part of its continuous effort to innovate and enhance its platform.