WhatsApp is testing to allow sending files of up to 2GB in a message, instead of the 100MB limit it has so far.
The current limit for sending files and documents through WhatsApp chats forces users to use other applications or tools, such as emails or cloud services such as iCloud or Drive, from Google.
The need to send files larger than memes, gifs and conventional audio notes grew with the establishment of the home office. Employees who work remotely often have to send videos, recordings or heavier texts between their colleagues. And the 100MB limit is not a good option.
For this reason, through its beta version, WhatsApp began testing this new modality for some users in Argentina.
The WhatsApp Beta application is a version to test functions in the experimental phase or pilot projects of the company’s developers.
According to WABetaInfo this function is only being tested in Argentina, it is unknown if it will be permanent or if the test will be extended to other countries.
Other features were recently tested, such as the implementation of reactions to messages.
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