WhatsApp, which is owned by Meta, is working on a new update that will make chatting with family and friends easier and more enjoyable.
WaBetaInfo reported on Friday that the instant messaging app will release a new update that allows users to send photos in their original quality.
The new update, which brings the version to 18.104.22.168, is being released through the Google Play Beta Program. As it is still in development, this feature has not yet been made available to the public.
Additionally, it is not yet ready for beta testers.
The screenshot above shows that the messaging app “plans to integrate a new setting icon within the drawing tool header which will enable users to configure the quality of any photo.” WhatsApp will allow users to share photos of their original quality.
In the future, users will have the option of sending photos of their original quality. Users will have greater control over the quality of the images they send with this feature, especially if they need to send images in their original quality.
The feature will be made available in a subsequent app update.
The app tracking website reported earlier this week that WhatsApp will soon enable users to share voice notes via status updates.
The new update, which brings the version to 22.214.171.124, is being released through the Google Play Beta Program. However, users will have to wait for a subsequent update to gain access to this feature, which is currently only available to some beta testers.
“Share a voice note as a status update with a certain audience configured within your privacy settings,” the feature would enable.
“Accessing the feature within the text status section, in case it is enabled for them,” users can share voice notes as status updates.
Users also have the option to delete a recording before sharing it, giving them more control over their voice recordings. The voice note can only be recorded for a maximum of 30 seconds, according to the app-tracking website.
In addition, WhatsApp users must update in order to listen to voice recordings on status updates.
WhatsApp has made all status updates encrypted to protect its users’ privacy. Within their privacy settings, users will be able to share voice notes with whomever they choose.
“Like images and videos, voice notes that are posted as status updates vanish after 24 hours, but users can also delete voice notes for everyone after they have been posted: WaBetaInfo stated, “Users always control what they share.”
In the coming weeks, the feature will be made available to more users.