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WhatsApp may soon allow you to share files as large as 2 GB


WhatsApp is apparently testing a feature with some of its beta users that allows them to send media files as large as 2GB. According to a report, this ability to share a large media file on both WhatsApp for iOS as well as for Android is being tested. Currently, users can only send files up to 100 MB in size. The news comes a few days after WhatsApp for Android beta users got the ability to interrupt and resume voicemail recordings.

WABetainfo, which tracks WhatsApp-related updates before it is announced to the general public, says that some beta users of WhatsApp for Android as well as WhatsApp for iOS in Argentina are getting the ability to share media files as large as 2 GB . The report also says that WhatsApp beta versions 2.22.8.5, 2.22.8.6 and 2.22.8.7 on Android and beta version 22.7.0.76 on iOS are marked as compatible updates. As this is a test, it’s likely that the instant messaging platform owned by Meta may not be introducing the feature to users at this time.

If WhatsApp decides to introduce it to all its users, it may be an essential feature. With ever-improving camera resolutions of the latest smartphones, media files are also getting bigger, making it harder for users to share these files across people and devices. This way, users can easily send large files over WhatsApp and they do not have to depend on other platforms or software for it.

However, it is not yet clear if WhatsApp users will be able to share images in their full resolutions.

WhatsApp usually compresses media files when sent via the application, which apparently forces users to send images as documents in order to preserve the original quality of the content. The instant messaging platform was apparently also tested with previews for media files sent as documents.

Recently, WhatsApp for Android has gained the ability to pause and resume while recording voice messages for beta testers. WhatsApp originally offered the feature on iOS.


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Sourabh Kulesh is a Chief Sub-Editor at Gadgets 360. He has worked for a national daily newspaper, a news agency, a magazine and now writes technology news online. He has knowledge on a wide range of topics related to cyber security, enterprise and consumer technology. Write to sourabhk@techlives.in or get in touch on Twitter through his handle @KuleshSourabh. More

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