According to recent reports, the default SMS/RCS app for Android, Google Messages may be getting a new feature that allows users to send high-quality videos over Google Photos in situations where RCS is not available. The beta variant of Google Messages 10.4 unveils a new settings preference termed “Google Photos: Share sharper clarity video in the text (SMS/MMS). The outlet was able to enable the feature to appear in the settings menu of the Google Messages app.
No More Bad Quality Videos on Google Messages
Furthermore, as per the description of this setting, receivers may get a Google Photos link to click and watch a video from the sender. The other possibility is that a recipient who receives a Google Photos link to the Google Messages app may be able to watch the high-quality videos right from the chat window. In this case, it can be said that iOS users may need to open the link in a browser.
Samsung Applies a Similar Concept to Share High-Quality Videos
Moreover, cloud-sharing large files isn’t a new concept. Samsung supports “Link Sharing” which uploads photos and videos to a Samsung server for recipients to download within a short amount of time through a link that’s reached via any web browser.
The first-party solution from Google would be a first-rate idea as high-quality videos no longer deserve to be severely compressed and sent over an outdated protocol. Since this new feature of Google Messages is still in beta, it could be a while before it’s released to the public.