WhatsApp Testing New File Sharing Feature via Bluetooth

WhatsApp is testing a new file-sharing feature that allows users to share files up to 2GB with nearby friends through Bluetooth.

The feature is designed for quick and easy file transfers without the need for chat or cloud storage. Here’s what you need to know about this upcoming addition:

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Key Features:

  1. File Size Limit: Users can send files up to 2GB to nearby friends using this feature.
  2. Easy and Quick Sharing: The new file-sharing method eliminates the need for traditional chat or cloud storage for file transfers.
  3. In-App Security: The file-sharing process remains secure within the WhatsApp environment, ensuring privacy for users.
  4. Shake to Send: To initiate the file transfer, users need to shake their phones vigorously, resembling a high-five gesture.
  5. Privacy Protection: During the file-sharing process, phone numbers remain hidden, providing an additional layer of privacy. Individuals not in the contact list won’t have access to the phone number.

Comparison with Quick Share Feature:

While the new WhatsApp feature seems useful, it may be perceived as less advanced compared to Google and Samsung’s Quick Share feature.

However, if the WhatsApp feature is compatible with both iOS and Android, it could be a game-changer.

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Recent Additions for Channels:

WhatsApp has also introduced four new features for channels:

Polls: Users can create polls in their channels.

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Voice Messages: Sending voice messages is now supported in channels.

Multiple Administrators: Channels can have more than one administrator.

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Status Sharing: Users can share channel updates on their status, making channels more interactive.

These enhancements aim to make WhatsApp channels more versatile and engaging for users.


While the new file-sharing feature might seem a bit unconventional with the shaking gesture, it adds an interesting touch to the user experience.



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