Sending documents of up to 2 GB began to accept the WhatsApp messaging application. Of course, the Meta subsidiary has the function available only as a test for users in Argentina and does not include multimedia files, such as photos or videos.
The newspaper The nation affirmed that the extension of the weight of the documents from 100 MB runs for all the versions of the software. The new limit, the same source underlined, is similar to the one offered for its Telegram exchanges.
The company founded by Brian Acton and Jan Koum noted that “it is always trying new ways to improve the WhatsApp experience, and with so many people still working from home, remotely, or connecting with family and friends virtually, it is important to us to be able to give users the freedom to send larger files and documents.”
“We listen to users, we respond to their requests and lifestyle by increasing the current limit on the size of files that can be sent by WhatsApp,” he added, quoted by the Buenos Aires media.
For WhatsApp, the tabloid deepened, “Argentina has the particularity of being a country with a considerable number of users, without becoming a giant like Brazil, and at the same time it has a wide variety of users and devices, which makes it possible to measure a large number of uses for the same tool”.
At the moment, only Android, iPhone, web and desktop users in Argentina can send documents (not photos or videos) of up to 2 GB, but for the recipient it can be in any corner of the planet.
“Why is this test important? Many times, communication between users includes the sending of important files and documents. Whether you’re a small business that needs to send your vendors 100-page contracts, or a teacher who wants to share a ZIP file of study materials for her students, or a content creator who wants to send a multimedia presentation of PowerPoint to your co-workers, it will now be possible to do it within WhatsApp without compromising the quality of the file”, highlighted the company.