WhatsApp has upgraded its features to allow users send any type of file.

Prior to the upgrade, users of the instant messaging app were restricted to sharing only the PDF file formats.

But the new update makes WhatsApp more useful and multi-purpose.

Users will be able to share Android apps, Android APK installers, MP3s, Word files, Excel files, among others.

The feature also works on the web-based platform.

Users will now also be able to select photos and videos straight from the camera screen, rather than going back and forth.

The camera interface will enable users swipe up and view their photo and video gallery.

WhatsApp recently introduced a new status feature which shares similar characteristics with Instagram and Snapchat stories.



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