WhatsApp tipped to provide support for all file types


Nowadays, people from all walks of life are making effective use of Whatsapp for communicating with their friends and families. Moreover, the addition of video calling has been a big bonus for people who work remotely and also to communicate with their families.

WhatsApp is mainly used to share images, videos and other content over mobile. As of this writing, WhatsApp provides support for a limited set of files are supported by the mobile messaging tool. If a user wants to share a file not supported by WhatsApp, they need to upload the files on the cloud and share the download link as a message on WhatsApp.

According to a report revealed by WABetainfo, the Facebook-owned messaging platform is testing a capability of testing all types of files for Android, iOS and Windows Phone. If the report turns out to be true, you can share all type of files over WhatsApp. However, there is a catch. You can share files with only up to 128MB, 100MB, and 64MB over iOS, Android, and Web version.

There are reports that the support is currently available for users in India, Japan, Sri Lanka, and Kuwait. The company will roll out the support in a phased manner over the upcoming months.

After the introduction of the update, you will be able to share a wide range of file formats such as MP3 and APK files. Moreover, you will be able to share uncompressed pictures and videos. The company is also planning to introduce a feature with which you can undo a delivered message.

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