You will soon be able to share any type of file on whatsapp. The feature is being tested out and will soon be available to its user world over. IOS and Android users can send a file to a maximum size of 128MB and 100MB, respectively. Furthermore, users can send a file of 64MB size using WhatsApp web.
Messaging app giant WhatsApp, with 350 million active users, is one of the most popular messenger apps worldwide, the application is not perfect. Sure, WhatsApp lets users share multimedia content, but you can’t send files directly to other users.
You can send images, videos, audio, locations, and documents. But for some reason, the company has long limited you to just a few specific file types, like PDFs, Word documents, spreadsheets, and slides. If you tried to share anything else, the files would be grayed out.
According to the company, the feature is being tested out and will soon be available to its user world over.
IOS and Android users can send a file to a maximum size of 128MB and 100MB, respectively. Furthermore, users can send a file of 64MB size using WhatsApp web.
WhatsApp is rolling out sharing of all file types for iOS, Android and Windows Phone users! https://t.co/ruEA2ZTPHQ via @WABetaInfo
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) June 22, 2017
According to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is rolling out an update for iOS, Android, Windows Phone users that will let users share all file types of archives and media files.
This would solve a major problem for many users, as earlier they had to share files that are not compatible via cloud services such as iCloud or Google Drive or convert the files to a supported format. Further, the supposed update will enable users to share photos and GIFs without being compressed.
With that being said the feature appears to be limited to a small number of users for now, but we imagine it will roll out to everyone soon enough. Do let us know your thoughts on this article. Thanks for reading our article and we hope you have a great day.