In some previous articles we’ve told you that, soon, WhatsApp will support document sharing. It seems that this feature has finally started rolling out to users yesterday. Keep in mind that this feature works on both the latest STABLE and the latest BETA version of WhatsApp. However, some users have reported that this feature was not enabled on their application, which means that the developers are currently pushing it out in phases.
To send a document on WhatsApp is quite easy, as all you will need to do is to tap on the attachment icon on any chat and select the new blue Document icon. Keep in mind that there are still 6 options there, but nothing has been removed yet, because the developers have “condensed” the Video and Photo into “Camera”, which allows you to either make a new video or photo when you tap on it.
Unfortunately, you will notice that only PDF files are currently supported, but it is a matter of time until more Document files will be supported. Once you pick the PDF file that you want to send to a friend, the upload will start and the file will be sent to your buddy. It will also give some information about the PDF file, such as file size, number of pages and type.
Once the Document file has been downloaded to your mobile device, you will find it inside the WhatsApp folder on your device’s internal storage, right under Media/WhatsApp Documents. In addition, you will be able to turn on the feature that will automatically download the documents when you are connected to a mobile data connection, Wi-Fi, or roaming (depending on your WhatsApp’s settings).
According to rumors, soon enough, the developers of WhatsApp will most likely allow you to send other document types such as .txt, doc, etc.
Did you send a PDF file to someone on WhatsApp or this feature doesn’t work for you yet?
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