Picking and sending media becomes simpler with fewer steps.
No more blurry photos – this update makes sure your media stays clear and detailed.
WhatsApp is also working on other cool things like new call screens and fun stickers.
WhatsApp has been diligently addressing user requests by introducing long-awaited features. Following recent UI/UX adjustments based on Material Design 3 guidelines, the messaging giant has unveiled its latest beta update, version 188.8.131.52. A standout feature of this release, as reported by WABetaInfo, is the forthcoming ability for users to share photos and videos in their original quality. This marks a significant departure from the past where WhatsApp was criticized for compressing media, resulting in reduced clarity and loss of detail.
In the previous beta version, a limited group of testers were introduced to the “high-quality Photo sending” feature, which did exhibit some compression. However, the new update is expected to take this a step further by enabling the sharing of media in its original, uncompressed quality. This move is anticipated to address a longstanding concern among users and elevate their media-sharing experience.
To streamline the process, WhatsApp is implementing a user-friendly approach. The document selector for choosing photos and videos from the in-app gallery will be optimized for convenience. This means users will encounter fewer navigational steps and menus, allowing for straightforward access to the original quality media-sharing feature. Although currently in development, the eagerly awaited update is projected to gradually roll out to all users.
Beyond the enhancement of media-sharing capabilities, WhatsApp is actively pursuing innovation through its beta updates. Hints have surfaced regarding an upcoming revamped calling interface, the integration of AI-generated stickers, and the potential to schedule group calls. As users anticipate the newly promised original quality media-sharing feature, they are also curious to see what additional improvements and features the messaging platform will unveil in the future.