If you’re someone who communicates quite a bit using WhatsApp, you might be pleased to learn that in a recent update, it seems that users will now be able to share just about any file format they want using the service. This means that you will no longer be limited to what was previously offered.

WhatsApp had initially allowed users to share photos and videos through its messenger service, and later it expanded that functionality to documents where users could share file formats such as .doc, .pdf, .ppt, .rtf, and so on, but like we said a recent update has changed that as users will now be able to share just about any file format they want under the sun.

However there is a catch and that is file sharing is limited to files up to 64MB in size. We guess we can see where WhatsApp is coming from as this means that users can really share pirated movies or video games (we guess songs are still possible). However at the same time for users who deal in large file formats, like FLAC or large image files, then this could pose a problem, although we guess they could always turn to email or other sharing methods.

The feature is said to be rolling out to users as we speak and no action is required on your part, so if you don’t see the feature enabled yet, not to worry as it should eventually find its way to you.

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