New WhatsApp update allows users to send documents
WhatsApp is the most used IM application on the planet, thanks to the millions of users who access it everyday. The app has just gotten a little better, thanks to a new update which lets you send documents and files within conversations. Those using the updated version of the app on Android and iOS will see this new feature when they try to send an attachment.
Android users on version 2.12.489 or 2.12.453 and iOS users on WhatsApp version 2.12.14 are supposedly seeing this feature as of now. The attachment button when tapped (on Android) will show a new option called ‘Documents’ on the top left, with Photos and Videos being crammed into the ‘Camera’ option.
As far as sending documents is concerned, users can only send PDF files at the moment. iOS users on the other hand can also send image attachments from other sources such as OneDrive, Dropbox or even Google Drive. We expect these features to slowly expand into Android as well.
The ability to send documents will make lives so much easier for users, mainly for students who share notes on a regular basis with their peers. It must be noted that rival IM client Telegram has had this feature for quite some time now, which is the reason it is preferred by many out there.
Android users might have to manually download WhatsApp from the company’s website to see these features, while iPhone users should see the feature making its way with the next update if it hasn’t arrived already.