In the latest beta of the app's Android edition, the platform's team is testing quality setting options for uploaded videos. Picture: Reuters/Dado Ruvic.
In the latest beta of the app's Android edition, the platform's team is testing quality setting options for uploaded videos. Picture: Reuters/Dado Ruvic.

WhatsApp videos could use less data in the future

By Bang Showbiz Time of article published Jul 9, 2021

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In the latest beta of the app's Android edition, the platform's team is testing quality setting options for uploaded videos.

This update would allow users to choose the quality of a video, ranging from the best quality setting to data saver mode.

As a default, WhatsApp itself will choose whether to prioritise video quality or file size, but this can be overridden.

The choices are Auto (Recommended), Best Quality and Data saver.

Simply enough, the automatic choice will let WhatsApp detect which is the best option for specific videos.

Best quality means the app will send the video using the top level available, while data saver means the videos will be compresssed before sending.

It's thought the same feature will be introduced on the iOS edition too, although it's not yet known when the update will get introduced to the main version of the app.

BANG SHOWBIZ

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