WhatApp's Upcoming Feature will Let its User Share any Type of File

Now it seems that the messaging app is taking a step further as it is reportedly working on a new report that will allow users to share any type of file.

A test is now undergoing with a small set of users for an update that adds the ability to send any kind of file between users on WhatsApp, according to Android Central.

That said, there are some limits. WhatsApp is now testing new functions and expected to be rolled out soon to its users and it will be obviously received well as it will make file sharing easier. So it didn't make sense for them to keep trying to make the features compatible with the old operating systems when the devices didn't have the hardware to use the features.

WhatsApp has begun rolling out a new feature to its beta users, which allows them to share any type of files, including APKs. We say this as the app right now supports only specific file types such as Word documents, slides, spreadsheets, and PDFs. Presumably, the ceiling is low in order to prevent WhatsApp's servers from flooding with data.

For those using the app on Android, the new update will let you send or receive an impressive 100MB, which is not bad at all. Apparently, the developer is already pushing the new feature to a limited number of WhatsApp users on Android, iOS and Windows Phone platforms. This would be incredibly nice; because at present, WhatsApp compresses each media file before sending it to the user.

If you haven't yet received the update, don't worry.

The WABetaInfo report also listed out a procedure to share different file formats on Whatsapp which would work in the latest WhatsApp for iOS version (2.17.31).

  • Arturo Norris