WhatsApp is adding a brand new feature in its latest update: the ability to share any file type.
WhatsApp previously supported only documents, photos, and videos, but now users can share any file up to 100 MB.
“There is a huge benefit to being able to send any file type through WhatsApp.
Though it started as a basic chat app, WhatsApp has steadily added more advanced features like video calling.
This new update could prove to be incredibly useful for people who want to share executable or other obscure files.
WhatsApp now lets you share any file type with other users
WhatsApp is rolling out an update to its billion-plus global users that lets them share any kinds of files with other users.
This is in contrast to the likes of rival messenger service Telegram, which lets users share up to 1.5GB files.
Last month, however, some users reported seeing an update within the app that allowed them to share any file stored on their device, whether on Android, iOS, or the web.
Being able to share the actual original file, in all its uncompressed glory, could be a minor game-changer for those wishing to share high-quality media files.
In short, WhatsApp doesn’t want to become a de facto file-sharing platform, but it does want to make it easier for users to share stuff with each other.
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Last year, WhatsApp launched video calling and earlier this year, two-step verification was rolled out to all of its users.
WhatsApp will also stop compressing photos, allowing your original quality to remain intact.
Those were followed by Snapchat-style status updates, Siri integration and photo filters.
The new update is rolling out for Android and iOS now.
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