This new WhatsApp feature promises to save your time

Posted on March 29, 2018

NEW DELHI: Facebook-owned WhatsApp has introduced various new features lately in order to enhance the user experience. The company has now started rolling out a new feature for both Android and iOS users. The new feature called Predicted Upload will make it easier and faster for users to upload and send images to the contacts.

The feature was first spotted by WABetaInfo, the Twitter account which keeps tracks of all the changes happening in the WhatsApp builds. The predicted upload feature will start uploading an image to the server in advance, predicting the images that a user is likely to send. When a user selects the photos to send, then before sending them they will be given an option to edit the pictures in WhatsApp, where they will have the ability to add effects to the images before sending them. Presuming that users don't add any effects to the shots, the unedited image is uploaded to the WhatsApp server before user actually tap on the send button. The image is not sent to the WhatsApp contact but just uploaded on the server.

With this feature, the popular instant messenger aims to save some time of the user when sending images as the upload to server starts before a user has tapped on send. Earlier, the upload to the server started after the user has confirmed the image to send with or without making any edits.

As most of the images are sent without any editing and modifications such feature can work well and can also save a lot of time, as it enables better and efficient sharing of images on WhatsApp. The feature is presently live on iOS and is being rolled out to Android users.

The new feature works on WhatsApp version 2.18.61 on iOS and version 2.18.156 on Android.
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