WhatsApp chose Argentina to exclusively test a new function: what is it about

The messaging service WhatsApp, which is owned by Meta, began an exclusive test of a new feature in Argentina on Wednesday: the function of sharing documents doubled the existing file size limit from 100 MB to 2 GB.

“We’re always trying new ways to improve the WhatsApp experience, and with so many people still working from home, remotely, or virtually connecting with family and friends, it’s important to us to be able to give users the freedom to send larger files and documents,” the messaging platform assured in a statement.

Users will be able to send this type of material of up to 2 GB to other users anywhere in the globe, despite the fact that it is only a test available in Argentina.

WhatsApp is experimenting with document sizes up to 2 GB.

“What is the significance of this test? Sending crucial files and papers between users is a common form of communication. Whether it’s a small business sending 100-page contracts to vendors, a teacher sharing a ZIP file with study materials for their students, or a content creator sending a PowerPoint multimedia presentation to his coworkers, it’ll now be possible to do so within WhatsApp without sacrificing the file’s quality “, they clarified.

This test is currently available to all WhatsApp users in Argentina on their mobile phones running Android, iPhone, web, and desktop.

When do WhatsApp responses arrive?


Reactions to communications sent over WhatsApp.

Simultaneously with this change in document sending, the messaging service is doing final tests ahead of the official debut of a feature that Facebook Messenger and Instagram already have: message reactions, which will be available in the next update.

This new feature, according to the specialized site WABetainfo, would allow you to respond to messages using six predefined emojis: a thumbs up (), a heart (), a face crying with laughter or out loud (), an astonished expression (), a sorrowful face (), and hands in prayer (). ().

Those who have had access to the newest version of WhatsApp confirm that it works as expected: to respond to a message, hold your finger on it long enough for the contextual menu to appear, which includes options for forwarding, deleting, and replying.

The message is formally selected with a blue shade after the lengthy tap, and the contextual buttons appear in the top bar of WhatsApp. A bubble containing the emojis is added just above the message, but it cannot be edited at this time.

The a priori selection of emojis made by WhatsApp is divisive, as there are no emojis that can be used to express negative emotions other than grief. The app’s creators apparently do not want the app’s more than 2 billion users to use it to spread hatred on the site.

There is currently no official word on when the reactions will be available on Android or iPhone mobile devices, though it is possible that this will happen with the Messenger’s April update.

By Editor

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