Group chat users will be able to share files up to 2GB
WhatsApp has now announced that a new update will increase the file sharing limit on the app to 2GB for group chat users. The announcement comes within a month of WhatsApp confirming that it is working on the feature.
Earlier, the company had announced that the 2GB file sharing feature is in the works. However, the company did not confirm the update rollout timeline at that time. Today, WhatsApp confirmed the rollout via Twitter. The update will soon allow users to send files up to 2GB on WhatsApp. However, no exact date has been announced yet. Therefore, we would recommend our readers to keep an eye out for updates on the App Store or Google Play Store.
Reactions feature rollout begins
WhatsApp Reactions has also started rolling out from May 5. Mark Zuckerberg himself has given this information through Instagram Story. This feature will allow users to instantly react to messages with emoji. Initially, there will be six emojis which include Like, Love, Laugh, Surprise, Sad and Thanks. It is being said that all the emoji will be available in the coming time.
The company is also working on a community feature
WhatsApp is also working on a new feature called Communities. This feature will enable people to bring different groups together. People can get updates sent to the entire community and easily manage small discussion groups. Communities will also have new tools for admins, including sending announcement messages to everyone and controlling which groups can be included. This feature is expected to be rolled out soon.
Can send files up to 2 GB
Apart from emoji reaction and adding 512 people to the group, another new feature is coming to WhatsApp. After the new update, you will be able to send files up to 2 GB on WhatsApp itself. While sending a file, you will also see in the preview how long it will take to send that file. The feature with 2 GB files is also currently in beta testing. WhatsApp has said that even sending files up to 2GB end-to-end will be fully encrypted
first published:May 10, 2022, 6:35 p.m.