WhatsApp will soon be rolling out a new update that will enable users to to send any type of file to their friends.
This means that anyone using WhatsApp will be able to send MP3s, video files, zip files, APKs and even .exe files, as well as Word docs and PDFs which can be sent currently.
Previously users were forced to use third party apps if they wanted to send unsupported files.
However, now it seems WhatsApp is trying to steer users away from using the third party apps by introducing support for more file types.
The only restriction is that WhatsApp is limiting the size of the file between 64MB and 100MB.
The new file sharing option is currently being made available to a small number of users on Android, iOS and Windows as part of a beta test
Currently there is now word on when the new feature will be officially released but the fact it is currently being beta tested suggests its roll out will be imminent.
The update was first spotted by WABetaInfo which monitors beta versions of WhatsApp for interesting new features.
WABetaInfo is already being tested on users in Sri Lanka, Japan, India and Kuwait.
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