Inability to share large files is one of the limitations of WhatsApp users encounters. Some users even go ahead to find solace in third-party WhatsApp apps. While the developers of the popular messaging app have rolled out several updates which includes message reaction, nothing was said about sharing larger files until recently.
Now, an update is currently rolling out to some users which gives them the ability to share files up to 2G files. Apparently, it is only available to a selection of South American users (Argentina). It’s compatible with WhatsApp beta for Android versions 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, and 188.8.131.52 as well as with iOS and represents a big bump up from the old limit of 100 MB.
Should WhatsApp’s new file limit roll out widely after testing, it might lead the way in prompting others to reconsider their own messaging file size limits.
As at the time of filing this report, no information on when this feature will roll out to more users — it’s still too new. But it sounds like an even more useful function than being able to react to messages with a thumbs-up, heart, or crying face emoji.
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