Current, to there are a limited type of files you can send on WhatsApp. However the company is working on a new update that will enable users to send just about any files.
This feature is only available in betta users. As of now the general users can only send a select number of files. That is PDF, office documents, pictures, video, and audio files. There are however many other types of files out there WhatsApp is not able to support.
Thus users are forced to seek alternative third party apps to send such types of files. This is about to become a thing of the past. The company currently has a few select ring of Whatsapp users who are using the beta version of the app and are able to send any files format.
Although there are reported incidences of the app taking too long to send certain file format, but that is to be expected given the fact the feature is still a beta feature. Nonetheless, the major concern these beta users have is the size of the file they would like to share and not the size of it.
As it works out, the maximum size a user can send on an Android device is 100MB, iOS users is 128MB and desktop users is 100MB. Other than that they can share any file format without any worry; well other than space of course.
WhatsApp is on over-drive to beat Slack
It’s no secret WhatsApp is hell bent to oust Slack as the ultimate co-working platform. The ability to share any format of files will mean even developer can find WhatsApp useful when comparing code compilation.
The same can be said for so many other industries. As for everyone else, you will have to be a little patient before the feature rolls out to the stable channel and start using it. Only WhatsApp knows when that will be; if it will be given not all beta tested features make it to the stable version.