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Have you ever felt like wishing of sending any type of file immediately to your friends and office colleagues on WhatsApp directly, instead of just contacts, images or documents?

Well, now you can…

The latest version of WhatsApp for Android and iOS now allows users to send and receive any type of files, whether it's .mp3, .avi, .php, zip files, or even APKs.

The company last month rolled out this feature to its beta users for Android, and now after being tested successfully, the feature is being released to all WhatsApp users in the latest public update for iOS and Android.

The ability to send any file types also works on the WhatsApp-Web client.

And of course, there's a file-size limit:

  • Android users can send files up to 100MB
  • iOS users can send files up to 128MB
  • While WhatsApp-web users can only send up to 64MB

To send any file format you just need to select 'Document' from 'Attach.'

Additionally, the latest update of the app will allow you to select photos and videos straight from the camera screen.

WhatsApp is continuously updating its app to provide an exceptional experience to its over one billion users while keeping security in mind.

Last year, the popular messaging app launched video calling feature, end-to-end encryption, and two-step verification to all of its users.

The next app update will possibly include emoji search, which is currently being tested by WhatsApp beta users.

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