The new quality control menu in the YouTube app is how to choose a default quality. It brings a new update to change how users can choose the video resolution. The users can see fewer options with text instead of numbers. These text elements have the quality of the video you are watching. The new options will give you only four Advanced options, Data Saver, Higher Picture Quality, and Auto.
The Auto option used on the older format detects the quality of connection you have depend on the mobile data or Wi-FI. It is used to determine the internet speed and the optimal resolution. The optimal resolution shows the uninterrupted video watching experience over a high-quality one. According to the network connection, the picture quality will automatically switch to the highest available.
Higher Picture Quality has a higher resolution with playing only high-quality video. If the connection is not fast enough, the video will stop at regular intervals to buffer and keep up. The report by GSMArena has proposed that the new High Picture Quality option has the max output at 720p video irrespective of having a super-fast Wi-Fi connection.
Data Saver is the opposite of Higher Picture Quality and uses minimal data over the quality. It will play in a lower resolution with little data. The option is for the metered connection and does not blow up those numbers on a high-resolution video.
The advanced menu is to find the resolution numbers now and set the quality of the video from 144p to 1080p or higher if the video supports it. It doesn’t allow you to set a default value for all videos. It’s first head over to Settings and jump in the Video Quality Preferences menu.
The new settings and options can make data saving easier for people who don’t understand how resolution numbers work and which ones to choose. Nevertheless, it seems the option is for all the users eventually.