Initially WhatsApp has started only as a instant messaging service but after its huge buyout of $19 billion dollar to tech giant Facebook in 2004- they have started to integrate new features with every coming months. It has also introduced features like voice calls, video calls , file sharing and the latest one is chat pinning on the top (upto 3 messages).
But as recent report by few android enthusiastic sites suggested that the restriction placed over the file sharing feature of the app is soon going to be removed in the upcoming update. It is now all users to send all kinds of file format to their saved recipients.
It is still not clear where restriction on sizes of the files are also been increased. Currently it 100MB for all iOS users of the app and 150MB for all the android users. And the most unfortunate one’s who uses Whatsapp from the desktop, their sending capacity is limited to 64MB.
Until this version users are only allowed to send/share file formats including doc, docx, csv, pdf, ppt, rtf, pptx, xls, txt, xlsx. But as report suggested users could also send apk files, media files and many other formats.
Most of the Whatsapp community is in the favour of this update but experts have also raise their concerns about the safety of the users if malicious code of app is exchanged through the platform. It could affect all 1.2 billions daily users of the app, opening up the receiver's phone towards unwanted security threats. Also app sharing could lead to increase in circulation of pirated apks from the internet.
Well if you consider some third party apps like SendAnyfile could use your whatsapp and facebook platform to send some unsupported apps to, which is a direct breach of terms of condition of both the apps.
Despite have some risk of installing this update it would be easier to send and receive files with just few simple taps.
Whatsapp is experimenting on this feature for a quite some time, till now no official dates have been announced but as the reports suggested this update will be push before the end of this year.
You guys can also download the beta version of the app from Google Play and experiment with this feature.