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WhatsApp now supports document sharing on Android, iOS


WhatsApp has finally rolled out the ability to share documents, both on the Android and iOS versions of the app. We had spotted the ‘Share Document’ feature in our iOS app yesterday, but we were unable to share any document as other users did not appear to have the supported version. Today however, we were able to send documents from iOS to Android and Android to Android, etc. The document sharing option is also available for groups on WhatsApp as well.


In order to make use of this feature, just tap on the Share attachment options and you'll see 'Document' as one of the first options. It will then direct you to your file folder in case of Android devices, from where you can choose a particular document, while in the iOS version, Whatsapp lets you share files from iCloud, Google Drive, OneDrive as well, in case they are installed on your smartphone.

The files shared can even be viewed on your media history, later on.

According to AndroidPolice, this new feature has been rolled out via what seems like a side-server switch and not an app update.

Document sharing support could be a game changer for the Facebook owned messaging app and could be the reason more businesses and organisations use the app.


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