WhatsApp starts rolling out a new feature that allows users to share any type of files, including archives along with shared media bundling. Support for all types of file transfers now arrives on the stable version of WhatsApp Android app. To use the feature, Android users need to ensure that they have the latest version of the app. If not, just head over to Google Play and download the latest version of WhatsApp.
Users of Android and iOS will now be able to send files to their friends – including MP3s and PDFs – up to 100 MB. As earlier, it was restricted to mainly pdf, ppt, docx, doc, csv, xsls file formats only. However, the latest allows users to share any kind of files such as music, videos, APKs, WinRAR, and more.
Apart from the hugely needed file sharing and media bundling feature, the latest WhatsApp update also brings text formatting in chat. To do so, users can tap and hold to select the text and use bold, italics, or strikethrough text in the chat window.
Another highlight of the new WhatsApp update is the media bundling feature. From now on, users can share multiple photos with their contacts, who’ll receive them bundled as an album, instead of arriving one after the other that we’re used to. As soon as users click on the album, all images can be seen on a single page which makes it look a lot less cluttered.
Elsewhere, the new WhatsApp update for Android also brings a slew of changes to WhatsApp call screen. As instead of swiping up to receive calls, users from now on will have to swipe sideways to receive the call.
The latest WhatsApp update is available for both Android and iOS users. Though the album feature was already available for iOS users. Also, we’re still awaiting the final release of the much-hyped message recall feature that has shown up several times already.