Here is a small but practical grooming from WhatsApp. As of today, it is releasing a new update to the way images and videos are displayed in message threads, showing more images in a line, as opposed to cropping to fit.
As you can see here, the new image rendering process will display larger visuals to better represent the full context in the range.
It’s not revolutionary, of course, but it’s a good update that will make it easier to display images in message threads, and could also make it easier for new users, as WhatsApp continues expand your business use case.
The update is similar to a current test on Twitter, which also displays larger images within a queue within user timelines.
This ensures users see a better view of what you want to display, as opposed to a cropped version – which could cause more people to stop scrolling and check your message.
Again, it’s a simple tweak, but reducing the consideration of displaying content makes it easier to focus on maximizing your messages and sharing the visual content that generates the best response, instead of focusing on exactly the right image dimensions and trying to compress your image the way you want it to be seen .
The WhatsApp update is coming out today in the latest version of the app.