WhatsApp update lets you share whatever file type you want

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Prior to the update one had to use a third party software called SendAnyFile to send any type of file to a WhatsApp contact.

The popular messaging platform, WhatsApp has rolled out a new update for the Android platform, which brings various new features such as any file transfer and media bundling.

Before this update, WhatsApp only supported a few file formats for music, documents, images, but following the update, users will be able to send across any file extension directly on WhatsApp. This is the same feature received by iOS users last week. WhatsApp has already tested the ability of its beta channel and has only now added it to the latest stable update. WhatsApp might consider increasing these int he future but for now, the cap will allow for high-quality image and audio files to be shared but will still not help with sharing of high-quality video files. For starters, while its initial roll out of document attachments past year was limited to PDFs, users can now share any file type. This feature is available from the version number 2.17.261 for Android. To address this, WhatsApp has now chose to add file sharing feature (via AndroidCommunity) that will allow you to share any kind of file.

Another new WhatsApp feature is the ability to see all your pictures and videos in the app camera by swiping up.

In short, WhatsApp doesn't want to become a de facto platform file-sharing platform, but it wants to make it easier for users to share stuff with each other.

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