There’s good news for iPhone owners: WhatsApp, the instant messaging service owned by Meta, is launching a new feature that lets users exchange images and videos as documents and keep the original quality. Though it is currently available on Android devices, the feature is now coming to iOS as well.
We have noticed that this feature is finally available to some users on the iOS app, thanks to the most recent WhatsApp beta for iOS 188.8.131.52 version, which is available on the TestFlight app, according to WABetaInfo.
📝 WhatsApp beta for iOS 184.108.40.206: what's new?— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) November 3, 2023
WhatsApp is working on a feature to quickly send photos and videos as documents to preserve their original quality, and it will be available in a future update of the app!https://t.co/79IyKXFsVd pic.twitter.com/5kbde6IA1V
The Meta-owned app has a new feature that lets users select images and videos from their library, according to the snapshot WABetaInfo published. Users are able to send a photo or video without compression or quality loss by sending it as a document and maintaining the original quality.
Furthermore, the instant messaging application stated that documents up to 2GB in size may be shared. According to the article, this functionality is a major advance for sharing media, especially for iOS users who had trouble sharing documents with images or videos in the past.
WhatsApp users on iOS now have a specific option to choose photographs and videos straight from their gallery and transfer them as documents, according to WABetaInfo, thanks to the most recent software changes.
Photographers, videographers, and anyone else who appreciates the quality of their photos and movies will find this to be extremely useful. A select group of users who download the most recent versions of WhatsApp for iOS have access to the functionality that allows them to share images and videos as documents in order to maintain their original quality. This feature will gradually become available to more users in the coming weeks.
Additionally, WhatsApp is introducing an update that will let users save group chats within the community. In the community group chat menu, there’s a new action named “archive chat”. Users can now archive their community group chats, giving them more control over the conversation.