WhatsApp to roll out new feature that lets you send any type of file

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WhatsApp will soon roll out a new feature that lets you send and share any type of file. This will mark a significant shift in the way we have always used the chat app. You will no longer be limited to sending video/audio, PDF, images, and Word documents. However, report suggests that the chat app will attach a strict condition that restricts the size of such files to 100mb. For WhatsApp web, you will not be able to share beyond 64mb limit.

A few WhatsApp users have already started using the new feature, which is still in its beta state. The small number of users testing the new feature will be able to share all kinds of files including APK until the Facebook-owned chat app decides it’s time to launch it to a global audience.

WhatsApp has not issued any statement on when the feature will be released to a wider audience, but it’s one functionality a lot of us are looking forward to.

Soo, users of the popular chat app will be able to recall sent messages. The feature, which will be remotely enabled in 2.17.30+ of the chat app, is also being still being tested by a handful of WhatsApp users.

WhatsApp users in India could soon be able to make bank-to-bank transfers via Unified Payment Interface. The Indian Express reports that the Facebook-owned chat app is in talks with SBI bank to add a functionality that will allow them make bank-to-bank transfers. The company is also reportedly in talks with National Payments Corporation of India to provide support for users. Though, unconfirmed, the company did express its readiness to contribute more to the growth of India in terms of digital technology.

WhatsApp has evolved into one of the most feature-rich chat apps you can find these days. The chat app, which was acquired by Facebook in 2014, has added tons of cool features to stay ahead of competition. Earlier in the month, the chat app added some cool new features in an update that will gladden the hearts of all iOS users. The Facebook-owned chat app added photo filters, automatic albums in chats, and the ability to send quick replies to messages.

Perhaps, the biggest of all three features added to the chat app during that update was the photo filters feature. This new feature just as the name suggests, will let you apply a filter to a picture, video, or GIF before sending it to your friends. The feature is still evolving, and you will only be able to use Pop, B&W, Cool, Chrome, and Film. Of course, more options will be added probably in no distant-feature.

Going forward, when you send more than one image or video sequentially in a chat, they will be grouped into a single album automatically. You will now be able to swipe right on a friend’s chat in a thread to directly respond to it.

No word on when the three new features will be launched on Android, but we expect that won’t be too long from now.


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Author: Ola Ric

Ola Ric is a professional tech writer. He has written and provided tons of published articles for professionals and private individuals. He is also a social commentator and analyst, with relevant experience in the use of social media services.

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