WhatsApp makes video sharing for iOS users better

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The picture shows the WhatsApp logo on a phone. — AFP/File

The preferred messaging app, WhatsApp, is releasing two new options to enhance the customers’ expertise below the newest model replace for iOS.

The Meta-owned messaging platform is at all times the go-to app for a lot of in relation to sharing media. It’s recognized that the standard of the photographs and movies when despatched by way of any social media platform is diminished.

Nonetheless, to make media sharing higher for its customers, WhatsApp is rolling out the power to ship high-quality movies with one of many new options it’s releasing for iOS, WABetaInfo reported.

The corporate had beforehand launched a characteristic “HD pictures” for iOS, utilizing which the customers can share better-quality pictures by preserving their dimensions.

“When a photograph is shipped by utilizing this characteristic, a brand new tag is added to the message bubble, highlighting that it’s a high-quality picture,” the WhatsApp information tracker acknowledged.

The identical tag was noticed by some customers whereas sending movies. This was an automatic course of with unknown particulars, and customers had no management over this characteristic.

Nonetheless, after putting in the newest replace for WhatsApp beta on iOS, some beta testers might experiment with the power to ship high-quality movies.

— WABetaInfo
— WABetaInfo

This screenshot supplied by the WABetaInfo reveals that the HD possibility seems whereas choosing a video for sharing. This selection preserves video dimensions in order that the standard of the media being shared doesn’t get affected. Nonetheless, mild compression remains to be utilized to the video.

“Because of this this feature doesn’t enable customers to share movies of their unique high quality”, however the customers may be positive concerning the higher high quality.

To profit from the characteristic, the customers want to pick the high-quality possibility each time they ship any video, as “customary high quality” at all times stays the default possibility.

After being shared, the video shall be marked as a high-quality video within the message bubble throughout the chat, as seen within the screenshot. This will even assist the recipients determine that the video was despatched in higher high quality.

Nonetheless, the characteristic doesn’t but apply to the movies despatched through standing updates on WhatsApp.

“The appliance nonetheless requires additional updates as, regardless of the choice being out there for movies, the textual content has not but been revised because it nonetheless refers to photographs. A future replace ought to introduce the right rationalization for movies,” WABetaInfo reported.

The opposite characteristic being rolled out on the moment messaging app is the extra enhancements relating to profile icons inside group chats.

To be particular, the thumbnails of contacts whose profile photos are hidden or unavailable have been revised.

Underneath the up to date model, the thumbnails will include the initials of the respective group member’s identify to “assist different individuals within the dialog shortly determine the individual represented by the thumbnail”.

The replace is offered on the TestFlight app, and can quickly be out there to extra customers.