Sending files using messaging applications does not usually present problems if it is the usual types. Images, videos, Gifs … Even documents. This with WhatsApp, one of the most used, because Telegram allows any type of file. Although there is an application that facilitates the task in all the applications of messaging, WhatsApp included.
SendAnyFile is a simple application that allows you to send any file by WhatsApp doing a little trick: it changes the extension to .doc so that the application thinks it is a document. The process that makes the app is automated, both for sending and receiving: it saves the trouble of doing it manually and allows the transfer of unsupported files. It works very well.
Send files by WhatsApp without being limited to documents
This application may seem silly, but solves the ballot when, for example, you want to send an Apk to someone who only has WhatsApp and you do not feel like uploading it to Drive and then sharing the file. SendAnyFile works through the Android’s own share menu : choose the file and you’re done.
SendAnyFile disguises any document file based on changing the extension: in this way it is able to deceive WhatsApp. Then just open the false document with SendAnyFile and the recipient will have it intact and in its original format.
There are two different processes for transferring files via Send Any File.
From the WhatsApp Document Picker
- Enter the chat you want and click on add a document.
- Swipe the left panel, the “Open from” panel.
- Click on SendAnyFile and choose the file you want to send.
- The application will create a fake document. Choose it and WhatsApp will send the camouflaged file.
Using the Android Share menu
- Open your file explorer and select “Share” the one you want.
- Choose SendAnyFile.
- The application will camouflage the document and ask you which application you want to share it with.
- Select WhatsApp (or another) and then the recipient.
As we said, once the file camouflaged by SendAnyFile is in the recipient it will only have to open the false document with the same app. The file will remove the disguise so that it can be used intact on the recipient’s mobile phone.
SendAnyFile is a very simple application that is also useful. Resolves issues with WhatsApp users to share files other than text documents. That yes: the files can not weigh more than 100 MB (limit of WhatsApp) and both users must have installed SendAnyFile.