Google Messages will allow you to send photos much faster
Google has quietly introduced a new option in Messages settings for some users. This proposes to reduce the definition of the images in order to be able to send them more quickly to its recipient. Convenient for people living in a poorly covered area or who want to save their mobile data.
You have just taken a magnificent photo during your holidays with your latest high-performance smartphone, you want to send it in maximum definition to your loved ones so that they can enjoy it in the best conditions… and there is the drama: the image takes forever to send. You haven’t paid attention, but 4G is having a hard time getting where you are.
You could then wait to reach your hotel to take advantage of the WiFi. Or you could use the latest option introduced by Google within Messages. Indeed, as 9to5Google noticed, a handful of users are now entitled to a new feature from the settings, soberly titled “Send photos faster”.
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Below, we can read that this option “reduces the definition [de l’image] for faster shipping. There is no secret: the definition is largely responsible for the size of an image and reducing it necessarily leads to faster loading. This is also the curse of the RCS: by allowing the transfer of larger files, the sending time has been greatly extended.
It is therefore a safe bet that this new option is aimed primarily at RCS rather than MMS. For the moment, the latter has only been deployed to a handful of users. But it is expected that eventually, it will be available to the general public. It will thus allow people living in areas with little coverage to continue to send images in complete peace of mind, while preserving their mobile data plan.