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Now share your favourite files (any type) all through WhatsApp


WhatsApp is one of the most popular personal messaging apps which has evolved greatly over the past couple of years. With each new update, Facebook-owned WhatsApp keeps adding up new features from time to time, and even if you do not take advantage of all of it, there is something which still keeps it the #1 go-to choice for people when it comes to sharing media over the internet with friends, colleagues, family etc.

According to a new report (via WABetaInfo), WhatsApp users may soon be able to send almost any type of files through the messaging service. Until now, this has been restricted to only some chosen file types like csv, doc, docx, pdf, ppt, pptx, rtf, txt, xls, xlsx etc. but WhatsApp is currently testing the activation with a limited number of users and given its outcome, that day is not too far when this restriction is lifted altogether.

On iOS, the max shared media size is 128MB while as it is only 100MB for Android (after compression). Nonetheless, given the speed of the service, most people do not mind receiving compressed media which is a trimmed down version of the original content like a high-quality DSLR picture.

The new feature is coming to all major platforms like Android, iOS and Windows Phone and may be enabled in the coming weeks for all WhatsApp users.

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