While users of the popular WhatsApp messenger can send each other files up to 100MB in size, the situation could soon change for the better. Some participants in the beta testing program were able to share unparalleled amounts of content on Android and iOS.
According to the portal WABetaInfo, which regularly provides information about the latest test functions of the messenger, WhatsApp beta testers in Argentina can already exchange files with a capacity of up to 2 GB. It is known that we are talking about versions 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11 on Android and version 18.104.22.168 on iOS. Since we are only talking about a test so far, it is possible that, according to the test results, a large group of users will not have access to the function.
If WhatsApp nevertheless decides to release versions for a wide range of users, the feature could turn out to be quite in demand – as the resolution of the smartphone camera sensors increases, the “weight” of the files also grows, making it cumbersome to send through the usual channels. With the new version of WhatsApp, users are no longer dependent on other transfer methods.
However, it is not yet known whether they can share images in their original resolution – now the messenger compresses media files in some cases with a completely unacceptable quality, which forces users to resort to various tricks to save file sizes, such as sending photos as documents.
The makers of WhatsApp regularly add features to their messenger. It has recently become possible to link a messenger account to four devices at the same time in addition to the main smartphone.