WhatsApp has rolled out a new update for its beta programme on Android that will allow users to send high definition photos. Currently, the Facebook-owned messaging platform compresses high quality images for lesser sending times and data saving.
The beta update 18.104.22.168 allows all its users to store all the chats in a third-party app Google Drive. This encryption is password protected. When the password is entered all the chats are restored, if one forgets the password then the chats history won’t be able to be restored by WhatsApp.
In a statement, WhatsApp said that the password is confidential and is not shared to any other app. There is also a 64-digit encryption key which will help somebody restore the password. But if that key is lost then the person won’t be able to access any data.
They have also added the photo feature which allows the users to choose the quality of photos in which they want to share. There will be three different options to choose according to their preference.
The first option will be “Best Quality” which as the name suggests will be sending in the high-quality images. The compression would be less but not so much. The two other options are “Auto” and “Data Saver”.
There isn’t any date announcement from WhatsApp for these features' official arrival.