Popular instant messaging app WhatsApp has received a new update which brings new functionalities to the app. Do remember that all the features mentioned here were first added to the beta release. Among the list of features, the update now prevents WhatsApp from compressing photos. Users can send and receive photos without losing the original picture quality, which is a remarkable improvement. Additionally, the update will also let users share any file they want. The feature was initially limited to pdf.
Going forward, WhatsApp later went on to support formats like csv, doc, docx, ppt, pptx, rtf, txt, xls, xx. Finally, the app seems to have got all formats working together. WhatsApp is rolling out the update to all the platforms such Android, iOS, and the web. However, you should be aware of the fact that each platform has different file size limit. Android users can send files of up to 100MB in size. iOS users, on the other hand, have a slightly bigger 128MB limit. The web users can send a file of up to 64MB.
In addition, users will now be able to swipe up to see all of their photos and videos from the in-app camera. If you send lots of photos at once, you will find all of them grouped inside a gallery. It will display five photos up front alongside the last thumbnail indicating the number of additional photos that have been sent. Last but not the least, the update also simplifies text formatting. Users can now bold, italicise or strikethrough the text by just tapping and holding the text.
WhatsApp has been consistently rolling out updates and adding new functionalities. Previously, WhatsApp added an easier way to find emojis in addition to custom fonts.