Another new feature is coming to the popular instant messaging app WhatsApp. Users will soon be able to communicate with themselves via the messaging service, much like they can with apps like Telegram.
Before this change, the only way to send a message on WhatsApp was to create a group and add yourself as the only member. To counter this, this function will allow users to initiate a conversation with themselves by selecting their name from a contact list. As a result, you can now send yourself personalized messages, links, stickers, and more.
It may seem strange to text yourself, but many people do so to keep track of ideas or store and retrieve media from various devices. The beta version of WhatsApp for iPhone tested this feature, which is now available to all users with the latest app.
Of course, that’s not all of it. WhatsApp also adds date-based search, drag-and-drop media sharing, and an undo button for deleted messages.
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Meta announced this year that the platform now supports proxy servers for WhatsApp users to connect. For those who are unaware, a proxy acts as a go-between for a user and the actual Internet. The use of this tool can make web surfing more private and secure.
That means that in countries where WhatsApp is blocked, users can still access the service by setting up a proxy server. WhatsApp emphasizes that your messages will be secure even when using a proxy server due to end-to-end encryption.
Maintaining Picture Quality By WhatsApp
WhatsApp compresses all photos sent through it, significantly reducing their resolution to help reduce server load and save space on a user’s phone. Currently, you can choose between “Auto,” “Best quality,” and “Data saver” when it comes to the quality of your photos in WhatsApp. But even at “Best Quality,” the app still compresses the image for quicker data transfer. WABetaInfo reports that Whatsapp is adding a new option to the drawing tool’s header where users can adjust the photo quality. With this new feature, you can now send photos in their unaltered, high-resolution form. When sending a photo through Whatsapp, users can now click the new setting in the drawing tool’s header to restore the image’s original quality.
WABetaInfo claims that the functionality is being worked on and will be available in a future version of the app. The new feature will not likely be accessible for videos on the platform. WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps for sending photos and videos, with over two billion monthly active users.
It’s worth noting that one of WhatsApp’s main rivals, Telegram, also automatically compresses images. Additionally, it allows users to upload and share photos in their native resolution.