WhatsApp to support all file type sharing on Android, iPhone, Windows Phone: Report

WhatsApp is said to have pushed this feature to a limited number of users and the rollout at the moment is ‘very slow’.

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Highlights

    • The new sharing feature is said to be roll out to select users
    • The file size will still limit to 128MB on iOS, 100MB on Android and 64MB on Web

WhatsApp recently updated its iOS app to let users customise, organise, send and receive images. While the cross-platform is widely used for sharing videos, photos, docs etc, the Facebook-owned company is now said to bring support for its users to share all types of files with their contacts.

According to a report from WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is said to be experimenting this new feature for all types of file transfer on Android, iPhone, and Windows Phone app. Apparently, the company is said to have pushed this feature already to a limited number of WhatsApp users across these platforms. The report said that at the moment the rollout is ‘very slow’. Further it notes that the file size will still limit to 128MB on iOS, 100MB on Android and 64MB on Web.

Currently WhatsApp enable its users to share several types of files like sv, doc, docx, pdf, ppt, pptx, rtf, txt, xls and xlsx. With this new feature, users will be able to share archives, media files and even APK on the cross-platform. WABetaInfo notes that this new sharing feature will let users to share photos and videos without being compressing on resolution. Notably, WhatsApp back in March last year added document sharing option that initially started with PDF sharing and later added support to more files.

In a separate report, meanwhile, WhatsApp is said to be in talks with SBI and NPCI for UPI integration in India. According to a report from Economic Times, this new feature targeting Indian users is said to allow them to make peer-to-peer payments within the app.

“Due to the complexity of the architecture, WhatsApp is in discussions with the State Bank of India, NPCI and few other banks to devise ways to integrate their systems with the bank and with NPCI,” a senior SBI official told the publication. Apparently, WhatsApp is not the only messaging app to integrate such feature, Hike Messenger, a few days ago, is said to have tied up with Yes Bank for UPI and wallet services.