WhatsApp to add option to share any type of file in future update

WhatsApp to add option to share any type of file in future update

WhatsApp is testing many new features and improvements, but some of them never go public for reasons unknown. The latest feature that the company is now experimenting with will allow WhatsApp users to share any type of file using the Android, iOS and desktop version of the app.

For the time being, WhatsApp does not support the share of all file types, so you're forced to use third-party apps in some cases. The good news is the situation might change in the not so distant future.

Apparently, the developer is already pushing the new feature to a limited number of WhatsApp users on Android, iOS and Windows Phone platforms. Currently, the new option enables users to share a maximum file size of 100MB (Android), 128MB (iOS) or 64MB (desktop).

If you're one of the lucky WhatsApp users that get the new feature, you'll most likely notice that the sharing part works very slow at the moment, which is understandable considering the feature is currently being tested.

WhatsApp already allows users to share PDF and Office documents, but with the addition of the new feature, the only limit will be the size and not the type of the file.

source: WABetaInfo via GSMArena

FEATURED VIDEO

3 Comments

1. Anchor

Posts: 160; Member since: Jun 16, 2017

Great news but why does the file size have to be different on the different platforms? What if u wanna send from iOS to desktop user

2. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5473; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

It's pretty weird this difference since it used to be 100 MB for all according to Whatsapp FAQ.https://faq.whatsapp.com/en/28030013/

3. KennyKB

Posts: 11; Member since: Jan 31, 2015

How about a feature to send original resolution of jpg images? Currently the resolution is downgraded so badly that if you send images of drawings you can barely see the details.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.