The ability of WhatsApp to communicate huge files will undoubtedly aid those who have previously relied on other apps to do so. At the same time, Telegram may suffer as a result of this.
WhatsApp may be the most convenient way to communicate with friends, but it is not the best programme for sending huge files. You can either use cloud storage apps or Telegram to deliver the files. That annoyance may be resolved shortly via WhatsApp. According to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is now testing the app’s capacity to share files up to 2GB in size, a feature that Telegram has had for quite some time. But there’s a catch: this modest experiment is only available to iPhone users.
The most recent WhatsApp for iOS beta version 18.104.22.168 supposedly adds full support for iOS 15, but the Meta-owned app is also testing the ability to share up to 2GB files on iOS. You may currently transfer media files up to 100MB, which was formerly convenient but has since become a weakness of the programme as people prefer to exchange files via messaging apps. Furthermore, other apps like as Telegram already provide this feature, putting pressure on WhatsApp.
According to the article, WhatsApp is presently running a modest test in Argentina. WhatsApp alerts users that the iPhone app may “transfer documents up to 2GB in size,” according to screenshots supplied in the report. However, it is unclear when WhatsApp will expand the implementation of this feature. In any case, WhatsApp’s ability to exchange large files will undoubtedly aid those who have previously relied on other apps to do so. At the same time, this might be terrible news for Telegram, which, despite being a powerful competitor, lacks WhatsApp’s installed base. The anonymity and functionality like the 2GB file transfer are the most appealing qualities for Telegram users. If WhatsApp implements them, Telegram’s user base is likely to suffer.
WhatsApp is finally introducing features that respect the iOS 15 aesthetic, according to 9to5Mac. The app’s new all-black appearance, which includes a taskbar at the bottom that is the same colour as the rest of the app, is one of them. Reactions and multi-device compatibility 2.0 are two other significant features that WhatsApp is said to be working on. The first would allow users to respond to WhatsApp messages in the same way that they can on Instagram and Facebook Messenger. Multi-device compatibility 2.0, on the other hand, would allow users to utilise the same account on another smartphone and unlock the iPad app.