WhatsApp testing 2GB limit for file sharing on iOS

After releasing the new WhatsApp beta for iOS update, which offers support for iOS 15, the company is now testing the ability to let users share media files up to 2GB in size in Argentina.


WhatsApp could soon let users share files up to 2GB

As reported by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp has started a small test in the last few days allowing users to share media filed up to 2GB. As of now, the functionality is only available in Argentina and it is limited to a small number of beta testers. Currently, users can only share media files up to 100MB on WhatsApp.

WABetaInfo notes that they do not know if WhatsApp is planning to roll out the same feature to more users in the future since it is only a test. The company might roll back the changes and restore the previous limit after it is done conducting the test. More details will likely become available in the coming weeks.

The publication also confirms that the ability to share media files up to 2GB is also available to specific beta testers that use WhatsApp beta for Android in Argentina.


Recently, the company added several new features to its app like the ability to pause a voice recording and continue it later without having to record another message, proper support for Focus mode, displaying the profile photo of a user when you receive a notification and a new “voice message player” which allows users to listen to voice messages in any part of the app.

WhatsApp is also readying a ton of features to launch in the future like a new UI design to make the user interface cleaner, polls for group chats, the ability to migrate chat history from Android to iOS, and a new reactions feature for mobile and desktop. Message reactions are reported to be available in individual chat threads and group chat threads allowing users to react to a message using different emojis.

The company is also testing a new ‘Community’ feature which will allow users to add and host multiple chat groups through a single Community chat group and an ‘Undo’ feature for status updates and more.

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