The long awaited document sharing functionality on WhatsApp is finally here for those using the Android beta version of the app, meaning that the regular app will indeed get it in the coming weeks. The iOS version has received an update as well, which grants it the ability to zoom on videos and other small traits.
Once the Android beta app is downloaded and installed, pressing the share icon brings up a new ‘Document’ option, as you can see in the image above. It can also be observed that this version (2.12.493) combines the ‘Photo’ and ‘Video’ icons into a common ‘Camera’ icon.
At the moment, WhatsApp is only able to share PDF documents, with no support for Microsoft files yet. Do remember; this version of WhatsApp will only arrive for you if you’ve officially registered yourself for its beta test. If you haven’t, you can do that here or grab the latest version through this mirror.
Coming to the iPhone edition of the app which too has been blessed with an update, it takes advantage of iOS’ ability to zoom in on videos by pinching them. Now, users can zoom on clips being watched from inside WhatsApp as well.
It also brings the ability to share photos or videos from other apps like Google Drive, Dropbox or Microsoft OneDrive. And then there’s the facility to choose from a number of solid colors for using them as your chat background during any conversation.
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Like we said, the new WhatsApp for Android beta which enables document sharing can be grabbed from the links above. As for the iOS update, it’s already live on the Apple App Store.