WhatsApp is currently testing the ability to share media files up to 2GB with some of its users in Argentina. Another new feature is also being tested which will show how long a large file will take to be completely sent across between 2 devices.
WhatsApp beta tracker WABetaInfo reported that WhatsApp is working on a feature that will let you know when a document is fully downloaded on their devices or uploaded to the WhatsApp’s servers. Basically, it will show the ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) of the document. Know more about this feature here.
It will look like this when you are sending a big file:
Just like how torrent downloads and Google Drive downloads show how much time it will take to finish downloading, WhatsApp will show how much time it will take for uploading. As you can see in the photo above, you will see the estimated time left for a complete upload and a percentage of how much is uploaded.
With WhatsApp working with the 2GB file sending feature, it will now give a tough competition to Telegram as they were the only platform offering its users the ability to send 1.5GB of data in one go.
However, it will take time for WhatsApp to make this feature available for all its users worldwide as it will need more storage in the cloud and thorough testing.
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