WhatsApp Lets You Share Any File Type

Posted June 26, 2017

WhatsApp is now testing it with a few people and it will soon be headed your way.

The new feature, which is still in the testing phase, was first spotted by WABetainfo.

Support for file types like doc, docx, pdf, rtf, ppt, pptx, txt, xls and xlsx will be further improved by the app. The company, however, is more focused on getting the recall text feature on its platform because that is going to change the game for WhatsApp. Its shortcomings have forced its user base to migrate to other more flexible services like Telegram.

From the documents page, you can select and send any file that you like, given that it stays within the file sharing limit size.

The file sharing size has been limited to 128MB on iOS and 100MB on Android.

Now to send the unsupported file formats for example.apk, you'd have to rename the file to.txt or.doc which are document file formats that you can send on WhatsApp. However, it is still unclear if the feature is being tested as a beta version or whether it will soon be made available to the public.

Along with more file sharing options, WhatsApp has also rolled out the ability to group photos in only single collage-like file.

WhatsApp is rumoured to be working on an update for the application that will allow users to send any file regardless of its format. Maximum size limit for web/desktop version is just 64MB.

If you have anything to say on this, you can always leave a comment. The recall feature is expected to debut on WhatsApp v2.17.30 and above as it is now being tested for bugs and broken features. That is, instead of scrolling up, now you can download those files, view them from a collection-like window.