WhatsApp rolling out new media quality setting feature

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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WhatsApp for Android is reportedly getting a new feature that lets users set the default media upload quality setting.

According to the statement, the users can set the default quality setting to HD, without having to toggle it every time they share an image or video with someone on WhatsApp. The feature is now being rolled out to the public. The new update allows users the ability to set the upload quality of images and videos directly via Settings, eliminating the need to repeat the process every time with a new media upload.

The new toggle is located in the settings option under Storage and Data in WhatsApp. The feature is available in the form of a new Media Upload Quality option which presents two choices:

  • Standard quality – Faster to send smaller file size
  • HD quality – Slower to send, can be 6 times larger

WhatsApp Channel analytics

WhatsApp for Android is said to be testing a new channel analytics feature. It was reported to be seen in the app version 2.24.13.10. This feature is speculated to offer analytics to WhatsApp channel owners along with metrics such as net follows and the number of accounts reached. It is said to offer insights into audience engagement and the performance of the WhatsApp channel.

In August 2023, the messaging platform introduced the HD Photo Sharing feature, and shortly after added support for high-resolution videos as well. But at present, users have to manually select whether they want to send media in HD or standard quality every time they send photos or videos.

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