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Whatsapp regularly refines its functions. From changing the recall time of sent messages to allowing people to respond to chat content with smileys, a lot has happened recently.

well has Whatsapp once again announced a change that many should find enjoyable!

Whatsapp introduces new document feature

The “WABetaInfo” portal, which regularly reports on Whatsapp, has discovered a new function. It affects the sending of files.

As far as sending files is concerned, something is about to change with Whatsapp! Photo: IMAGO / Wolfgang Maria Weber

While it has long been possible to add an additional comment to images, videos or GIFs that have been sent, this has not yet been possible in the case of documents. That should change now!


A few facts about WhatsApp:

  • no instant messenger enjoys greater popularity in the world
  • Installation runs via Google Play (Android) or the App Store (iPhone)
  • If you don’t feel like sending smilies anymore, you can also send stickers or gifs to your contacts
  • In the settings you can set a regular date for a backup – so your data is always backed up
  • Whatsapp is part of Mark Zuckerberg’s meta empire

If a file was shared, it only appeared with the file name in the chat. It can be useful to add an explanatory comment. And that is exactly what should be possible soon.

Whatsapp innovation has been in testing since July – everyone will soon be able to add comments to their files

As WABetaInfo reports, in the current WhatsApp beta for Android phones it is now also possible to add comments to documents before sharing them. On the one hand, the chats should be clearer and, on the other hand, it will make it possible to find the shared documents using the search function.

It is not known when exactly the small but practical change will be implemented. The new feature was first discovered in the beta of the web version of the messenger back in July. From this it can be deduced that the messenger service has been working on its innovation for a long time. So by the end of the year everything should be wrapped up. By 2023 at the latest, users will be able to explain exactly what they sent their chat contact.


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As for files, it’s second change in a very short time. WhatsApp recently significantly increased the size limit for sharing files. These can now be 2 gigabytes instead of just 100 megabytes.

Source: Derwesten

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J. A. Allen

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