WhatsApp keeps rolling out new features for users. The company has just launched features like Communities, and in-chat polls. It also now allows groups to have up to 1024 users and people can now include 32 users in a group video call. WhatsApp also lets you change photo upload quality, which is one of the much-awaited features.
WhatsApp has added a dedicated Photo upload quality section in the app’s Settings, which lets you choose if you want to send “best quality” photos to your friends and other contacts. There is also a secondary “Data saver” option, which basically means that the app won’t use much of your data and will likely send a compressed photo. A low-quality photo won’t consume a lot of your data to send anyone
There is also a third option called “Auto.” It basically lets the app decide if it should send best quality images or choose to send them with data saver option. The “Best quality” photos are larger in size and take longer than usual to send, which is something that WhatsApp is saying. Well, people can always choose to upload files to Google Drive to send anyone images with high quality if they don’t want to lose quality.
WhatsApp likely chooses the “Best quality” option for images when your smartphone is using Wi-Fi. If your device is on mobile data, then the app automatically chooses “data saver” option to save your mobile data.
This feature is visible in the settings section of the messaging app. One just needs to open WhatsApp, tap on the three-dotted icon to access the settings option, and then tap again on Storage & data. Here, you will find the Photo upload quality feature at the bottom of the screen. It is by default set to Auto (recommended) option.