Several weeks ago, we reported that WhatsApp would soon allow users to share just about any file they want using its messenger service. For those who communicate extensively on WhatsApp for work or school purposes, you’ll be pleased to learn that the latest update for the app is here which brings about the functionality.


The update is available on both iOS and Android and you should probably update to it if you haven’t done so already. For the longest time ever, WhatsApp only supported the sharing of media files such as photos and videos, however a while back the developers added support for the sharing of documents such as PDFs.

However with this update, it seems that users will be able to share just about anything on their phones, as long as it is a file that they can access and send. However and unsurprisingly there are caveats, and that is the file size is capped at 100MB, so don’t expect WhatsApp to suddenly turn into a platform for piracy where users can send each other movies and games.

There is also good news and that is WhatsApp will now stop compressing your photos, meaning that you can send the original to the other person and not worry about the quality being downgraded due to compression. The update should be rolling out to iOS and Android users as we speak, so head on over to the iTunes App Store and Google Play for the download.

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