WhatsApp tests ‘Media File Size’ feature to allow users to send media files up to 2GB: report

The feature will soon be available on Android and iOS handsets from Argentine beta testers. For those who don’t know, it is currently only possible to exchange files up to 100MB due to technical limitations.

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New Delhi, First published March 29, 2022, 12:57 PM IST

WhatsApp, which is owned by Meta, is apparently preparing a new feature that would allow users to exchange larger files and images with others through their platform. According to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp will soon begin testing the “Media File Size” feature in Argentina, allowing users to transmit media files up to 2 GB in size. The feature will initially only be available to Argentine beta testers.

The feature will soon be available on Android and iOS handsets from Argentine beta testers. For those who don’t know, it is currently only possible to exchange files up to 100MB due to technical limitations.

WhatsApp has just started offering the long-awaited cross-device capability to all users. Until today, users could access the feature through WhatsApp’s opt-in beta testing program. According to WABetainfo, the update will be available for iOS users this month, followed by an Android version the following month.

With the new version, your main device will no longer need to be connected to the Internet to use the platform. On linked devices, live location display is not available. Creating and viewing mailing lists, as well as sending messages with link previews, is not possible on secondary devices.

WhatsApp has started bringing the long-awaited cross-device feature to its users. Android and iOS users can now use their WhatsApp accounts on different devices at the same time to send and receive messages on the app, even if their phones have no internet connection. For a long time, the feature was in beta status. Users can connect up to four gadgets and a phone simultaneously. However, keep in mind that if the phone is idle for 14 days, the linked devices will be unplugged.

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Last updated Mar 29, 2022 12:57 PM IST

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