WhatsApp rolls out Predicted Upload feature for iOS and Android, will allow users to upload photos in advance to the server by predicting those images that you might send.
The micro-blogging platform is reportedly rolling out Predicted Upload feature for its over 2 billion users. In order to benefit from all the advantages of the Predicted upload feature, iOS users need to update WhatsApp version to the 2.18.61 iOS update.
WhatsApp rolls out Predicted Upload feature for iOS and Android
WhatsApp, the world’s most popular messaging platform is adding many new features in order to enhance the user experience. Recently, the Android users have received the group video and audio calling facilities.
WhatsApp introduced Predicted Upload feature for iOS and Android will make it easier for you to send pictures without any delay in uploading the image to contacts. WhatsApp is now able to predict when a photograph is going to be sent in a chat means the messaging platform redirects users in the Edit Photo section, while it already sends in the background the image to the server.
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 lucky users. The feature might work on Android beta versions as well.
How the Predicted Upload feature of WhatsApp works?
# WhatsApp is now able to predict when a photo 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.
# When you end to select photos in your Camera Roll, so when you press Done…
# WhatsApp redirects you to the Edit Photo section, WhatsApp already sends in the background the image to the server.. immediately!
# So, when you tap the Send button (without modifying the photo), confirming that you want to send the image to the recipient…
# You can notice the photo is already delivered to the server, immediately presenting the grey tick.
# In fact, the clock icon won’t appear (or it will appear for 0.0001 seconds only) because the photo is already delivered to the server.
# To discover if the feature is already enabled for you, iOS or Android user, you simply need to select an image in WhatsApp, then wait 5-6 seconds in the Edit Image section and after tapping the Send button, check if the image is already delivered to the server.
What are the advantages of the Predicted Upload feature?
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 new Predicted Upload feature works on WhatsApp version 2.18.61 on iOS and version 2.18.156 on Android. The feature is presently live on iOS and is being rolled out to Android users.
Even though you might have the latest version of WhatsApp on your Android smartphone, you’ll receive the functionality through a server-side update over time.
You’ll confirm that the feature is working on your phone if you don’t see any noticeable delay in uploading of unedited images to a chat.