WhatsApp seems to be messing with a couple of new things in its latest beta updates. With version 184.108.40.206, they are testing a great link preview to better see what the link sent in their conversation is about. As for beta update version 220.127.116.11, they seem to be working on image quality settings, similar to what they did previously with videos. It will allow you to send photos of the best quality if you don’t want to send them in their usual compressed quality.
WA Beta Information share these things WhatsApp is working on in beta versions of apps. For version 18.104.22.168, we see the great preview of the link that WhatsApp previously said would be coming to iOS devices. The Android app will also get this feature, which does what its name says. You will see larger and higher quality previews of the links that are sent in your conversations. However, not all websites support large previews, so in those cases, you will still get the usual small thumbnail.
Meanwhile, version 22.214.171.124 It shows that they are working on the option for you to send photos and videos in their best quality. In the application settings, you can choose in the photo upload quality and video upload quality settings which one you want to be the default. Previously you had auto (WhatsApp detects the best quality) and data saving (compression is enabled), which already have compressed quality.
But now you also have the best quality option where WhatsApp will use the best available quality for the photo or video. The caveat, of course, is that if you’re using your mobile data, sending media with the quality of your bets can eat up a lot of your data allotment. Therefore, if you are working with limited data, it is better to use the data saving quality so that it does not run out. But if you are connected to WiFi, the better quality option will be good enough.
These features are still in development, but will likely be available to beta testers soon. It is not yet known when they will be released in the stable version, but it may still be in the next few months.