WhatsApp to soon ‘predict’ which photos you will upload, share with friends
WhatsApp ‘s new feature makes it easier to share images with your friends and families.tech Updated: May 31, 2018 10:01 IST
In a bid to make sharing images more efficient on WhatsApp, the micro-blogging platform is reportedly rolling out a ‘Predicted Upload’ feature for its users.
WhatsApp is now able to predict when a photograph is going to be sent in a chat. In fact, the purpose of this feature is to upload in advance a photo to the server, said the report. The messaging platform redirects users in the Edit Photo section, while it already sends in background the image to the server.
According to WABetaInfo, a fan site that tests new WhatsApp features early, the new feature was in the works for a very long time. Recently, WhatsApp allowed users to re-download deleted images.
“iOS users need to update WhatsApp version to the 2.18.61 iOS update, in order to benefit from all the advantages of the Predicted Upload feature,” said WABetaInfo in a blog post on Wednesday.
“About Android, WhatsApp is slowly enabling the feature for a few users only since the 2.18.156 stable version and it will need a lot of time.. but the feature doesn’t seem to work yet, although it is correctly enabled for some luckly users,” the website added.
First Published: May 31, 2018 09:47 IST