WhatsApp to allow HD images and movies in status updates
A new feature that will let users share HD photos and movies in their status updates is being tested by WhatsApp. It is anticipated that this feature will be added in a later app beta. Comparing the messaging platform to other services like iMessage and Telegram, it is at a disadvantage because it currently allows compressed pictures and videos in status updates.
A new report by WhatsApp features tracker claims that WhatsApp will soon let people upload high-quality photos and videos to Status. The messaging platform is reportedly rolling out the update via the Google Play Beta programme, with the 126.96.36.199 beta version for Android.
WhatsApp brought the option to send photos and videos in HD quality in August this year. The feature allows to send videos in 720p resolution instead of the standard 480p resolution.
The proposed HD status feature comes amid several other significant WhatsApp updates. The Mark Zuckerberg-led company is also reportedly developing a new feature that will allow iPhone users to share their audio while sharing their screen during video calls. This will let users listen to video and music audio together when someone shares their screen in video calls. Further, it is said to be working on an optional feature that could let users share WhatsApp statuses directly to Instagram.
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