STATES CHRONICLE – WhatsApp, the most popular chat application, has recently celebrated seven years on the market and has announced some changes. They said they will no longer support Nokia and BlackBerry operating systems, focusing more on Android and iOS.
But they will also make new updates to improve user experience like changing the color of the background in chat, share videos and photos from third-party apps or zoom in on videos. The app will also have a new feature for sharing documents.
So as not to get them mixed up with photos or videos, the app will have a new button, separate from the others, which will allow you, once you tap it, to share a document directly in your chat window. Both iOS and Android users can find the bottom in the already existing menu for sharing different files or locations.
In order to be able to use the new feature, users will have to update their app to versions 2.12.14 on iOS and 2.12.453 on Android, respectively. After the update, users should be able to share docs from Dropbox, Google Drive and iCloud Drive.
For now, only PDF files are supported, so it might take a while until we will be able to send MS Office documents or others of the sort. So far, there have been some users who already reported being able to share PDFs and claim that the feature displays a preview of the file as well as its size and number of pages.
This new feature is among the first new “toys” that WhatsApp is planning to launch as part of their endeavor of turning their focus on business, expanding the application to a more serious field, without ending its basic use which is socializing and entertaining.
Over the time, WhatsApp has proved to be very useful as a communication tool, being separated from any social media website and having its own special interface. More and more people use the app, not only because its user-friendly, but also because its free, compared to the traditional SMS which depends on your operator.
All in all, WhatsApp is definitely growing and attracting more and more users as time goes by, as it launches great and practical new feature that could help not only individuals, but businesses as well.
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