WhatsApp application is one of the most downloaded applications on the planet. At this time it is difficult to find someone who has a smart phone and does not have an account in this messaging service. Over the years the application has improved substantially, to the point of being able to do all sorts of things with it, such as sending documents, making calls, or even improving privacy considerably. The time when WhatsApp was tossing months without updating was already in the past, and now we can see constant changes. Today we have a very important innovation when it comes to sending files by WhatsApp that you surely like very much.
Sending documents in the application is a relatively new feature. We’ve been asking WhatsApp for years to let us send more than just photos and videos. At the moment we can send documents like PDFs, Word files and little more. The truth is that sending files is quite limited, although it has a very reasonable explanation that we tell you here.
Send files by WhatsApp without any compression
Those of us who use Telegram on a daily basis do not miss too much sending uncompressed files, but things change if you only use WhatsApp as a messaging application . Each photograph or video you send is compressed radically, lowering the quality of the photograph or video a lot. So many times we can pass a 4 MB photo and end up having a few KB. This is for reasons of speed, since not all markets have a very high Internet speed, so that the size of the files is reduced radically.
Well, thanks to WABetaInfo we have been able to know that we will soon be able to send uncompressed files through WhatsApp . This is something that has already allowed Telegram for a long time, although this application also compresses the photographs if we do not want their size to be the original. We assume that the WhatsApp feature will be the same, with a common sending of pictures and videos with compression , and another section where we can pass our images and videos without reducing quality.
This will make the transmission rate down, but we will have images sharper and higher quality. In addition, with this new function, the document formats to send also extend, being now the following: csv, doc, docx, pdf, ppt, pptx, rtf, txt, xls and xlx. We will have a maximum of 100 MB per file, something that should only be extrapolated to the images and videos, since you have probably never seen a Word file with such a size.
Starting today, new changes will be deployed, although it may take time to reach out to which markets around the world. We will be very careful to know when we can start sending uncompressed files through WhatsApp .