WhatsApp is getting a slew of new features, including Message Reactions, a Community Tab, Language choices, and more. But that’s not all. In its current beta version, the Meta-owned messenger is exploring the potential to allow 2GB file uploads.
WABetaInfo, as usual, was the first to notice this feature. It’s currently only available to a select group of South American beta testers on Android 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, and 22.214.171.124, as well as iOS. This is a significant improvement over the previous upload limit of 100MB.
Rival applications may reevaluate their own upload restrictions once WhatsApp implements this new limit. Gmail, for example, now has a 25MB upload restriction, although Twitter is more generous at 1GB.
Due to their high megapixel counts, current cellphones capture huge photographs and videos, and these higher upload restrictions will considerably benefit them. Before they may be sent over WhatsApp or other talking apps, these files must be reduced greatly. The new upload limit will ensure that large-format videos and other assets keep their quality.
Because the function is only accessible in limited beta versions, it may take some time before it is made available to the general public. As soon as further information becomes available, we will update this space.