There are 3 new things to discuss in the WhatsApp app. First is the ability to send any file type. Previously, the app was limited to sharing documents mostly from .pdf, .docx, .xlsx, and similar file extensions. As far as I can recall, it didn’t support .zip (although that was rumored), .apk, or even .jpg. You could technically share images, but they’d be compressed whereas sending the .jpg shares the entire file uncompressed. Now, all of these file types are shareable from the Attach > Document pop-up.

As far as we can tell, the option is rolling out slowly to more users so your mileage may vary on whether or not it’s live for you yet. Technically, it should easily see all files you have in your local storage’s Download folder, including music, photos, videos, APKs, zips, etc…

The second change is more aesthetic than functional, though it does significantly improve WhatsApp’s usability for media sharing. When someone sends or receives multiple images in bulk, they will be grouped into one bundle inside the chat instead of showing individually. It’s much more compact when you’re going through the conversation, and when opened, it displays all the full-sized images in succession. It’s a great solution for people and groups where a lot of media is shared in bulk.

And the last change is a visual modification to the call screen. You now have to swipe up to answer instead of sideways, and the interface looks a little more polished.

SHARE
DRAW the WORLD I see through WORDS on SHEETS at times with a BEAT |* The Only Blonde ALBINO *| - |* The Only Man Who's Had More HeartBreaks Than Arsenal Fans *| - | In Short, Am Just J.E.R.R.Y |

NO COMMENTS

Leave a Reply