WhatsApp has recently introduced a slew of highly anticipated features that users have been requesting for a considerable duration. The app’s appearance and user experience have also undergone changes in line with the Material Design 3 guidelines.
In the near future, WhatsApp will enable the sharing of photos and videos in their authentic quality. Over time, WhatsApp has faced critique for compressing images, which often resulted in a decrease in visual clarity and the loss of intricate details. Even the recent ‘high-quality’ photo-sharing feature wasn’t completely immune to minor compression. However, the forthcoming update aims to transform this narrative. Insights from internal sources and accompanying screenshots strongly indicate that WhatsApp is progressively moving towards a comprehensive launch of the option to share media in its unaltered, original quality.
This upcoming feature promises a smooth user experience. It will provide a convenient entry point within the document picker for selecting photos and videos directly from the in-app gallery. Despite being categorized as ‘documents’, the process has been streamlined to eliminate any unnecessary navigation through menus or folders. Essentially, users will be able to effortlessly share media in its true quality with minimal hassle.
At present, this highly anticipated feature is in the process of development. Moreover, WhatsApp’s spirit of innovation continues to thrive, with the latest beta updates hinting at a renewed calling interface, AI-generated stickers, and the upcoming capability to schedule group calls.