One of the greatest limitations of WhatsApp is the ability to share large files, except you are using a third-party WhatsApp. We’ve seen lots of updates rolled out which includes message reaction but nothing has been mentioned about sharing larger files until now.
But an update is currently rolling out to some users which gives them the ability to share files up to 2G files. Apparently, it is only available to a selection of South American users (Argentina). It’s compatible with WhatsApp beta for Android versions 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, and 220.127.116.11 as well as with iOS and represents a big bump up from the old limit of 100 MB.
Should WhatsApp’s new file limit roll out widely after testing, it might lead the way in prompting others to reconsider their own messaging file size limits.
We don’t know if this feature will roll out to more users or stick around at all — it’s still too new. But it sounds like an even more useful function than being able to react to messages with a thumbs-up, heart, or crying face emoji.