Finally, WhatsApp officially allowing users share any file they want, means any kind of file. Here are the details.
It was last month when WhatsApp started testing the ability to send any kind of file on its Web/Mobile-based platform. With the latest WhatsApp update, the instant messaging service brings support for all file types, shared media bundling and much more.
For example, if you really want to send higher quality photos and more easily format text, WhatsApp now allowing to share so. In its latest update, WhatsApp has upgraded a few of its capabilities. For starters, while its initial roll out of document attachments last year was only limited to PDFs, users can now share any file type.
Shared files through WhatsApp Messenger are limited to 100MB according to the official website, but nevertheless, there are reports that iPhone users can send slightly larger files. Sink your teeth now!
Additionally, you’ll be able to see all of your pictures and videos in the in-app camera by simply swiping up and if sending lots of photos at once, they’ll now be grouped into a gallery that only displays five images with the last thumbnail displaying how many additional photos have been sent out.
To achieve the target, WhatsApp will also stop compressing photos, rather allowing your original quality to remain intact. And to easily bold, italic or strikethrough your text, you’ll just have to tap and hold the text to select it.
All users on WhatsApp Android and iOS gets the enhanced file sharing feature. Prior to this update, users only allowed to share files such as sv, doc, docx, pdf, ppt, pptx, rtf, txt, xls, xlsx, etc. via its mobile apps and WhatsApp Web. Now, WhatsApp is allowing users to share any type of file like IPA and APK.
WhatsApp users can share files up to 100 megabytes on Android and up to 128MB on iPad. These changes are the latest tweaks to the app. In 2016, WhatsApp launched video calling and earlier this year, two-step verification was rolled out to all of its users. Those upgrades were followed by Snapchat-style status updates, Siri integration and photo filters.
Here’s the complete change log:
- You can now send documents of any type. To send a document, open a chat, tap attach — document.
- From the in-app camera, you can now swipe up to see all of your photos and videos.
- When typing text in a chat, you can tap and hold to select the text to easily bold, strikethrough, or italicize it.
- Various design improvements for voice and video calls.
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