Approximately 1.2 billion people across the globe use WhatsApp, and thanks to that support, the company continues to develop its app to higher levels – this time with a more interesting and smart update. According to Android Authority, users will soon be empowered with the ability to share any sort of file type on the app. Now, this is a new shot, allowing WhatsApp users to finally share APKs as well as any other file type (no confirmation on which further types as of yet), however, there is a bit of a catch.
The file size is limited to 100 MB – anything above that size will not be catered to by the app. This does slightly make things a bit difficult as it could possibly restrict the sharing of certain files that are quite large, but you will have to bear in mind that WhatsApp needs to keep its servers safe and functioning effectively.
At the moment, the new feature is at beta stage and only available to a handful of users. We’re expecting the messaging app giant to soon officially drop the update for all users, but there isn’t any confirmed date currently. What’s more is that the company has taken to its blog to state it is actually extending support for its app on Android’s older versions. The app has been said to continue functioning on version Android 2.3.7 and above until the 1st of February 2020, but some features are vulnerable to stop operating at any time.
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Source: | WhatsApp |
Via: | Android Authority |
Image: | ITV |