Meta-owned WhatsApp is reportedly enhancing its HD photo and video sharing capabilities. According to a recent report from WhatsApp features tracker WABetaInfo, the platform is testing a new feature that will enable users to share high-quality images and videos in their status updates. This improvement is expected to address the current limitation of uploading compressed content on Status, putting WhatsApp on par with competitors like iMessage and Telegram.
The update is being rolled out through the Google Play Beta program, and users can access the feature in the drawing editor. Although not available for testing yet, the HD status feature is anticipated to be introduced in a future beta version of the WhatsApp for Android app.
This development follows WhatsApp’s previous move to support HD photos and videos in August, allowing users to send videos in 720p resolution instead of the standard 480p resolution. The forthcoming HD status feature is poised to further enhance the overall media-sharing experience on the platform.
In addition to these improvements, WhatsApp is reportedly working on several other significant updates. One notable feature in development is the ability for iPhone users to share audio while screen sharing during video calls. This feature aims to enable users to listen to video and music audio together during shared video calls.
Additionally, the company is exploring an optional feature that could permit users to directly share their WhatsApp statuses on Instagram, adding more connectivity between the two platforms.