WhatsApp for Windows 10 Mobile lets you send and receive large documents, videos

John White By: John White
2 minute read

Some significant updates to WhatsApp are in the cards, and they will no doubt put pressure on the likes of Skype and other competing services. Not long ago, WhatsApp Beta for Windows 10 Mobile was updated with some long-awaited features — and fans are going to lose their minds.

The new update for WhatsApp Beta will make it possible for users to send larger videos to their family and friends. This is one of the major issues with the stable version of WhatsApp for Windows 10 Mobile. Many users, including ourselves, had to use other means to send and receive videos, so we’re glad this is slowly coming to an end.

How does it work?

Well, we do not yet know the file size limit, but we do know folks have sent a 300MB video file using WhatsApp Beta with the new update installed. The new system will compress videos before sending them, so expect large videos to take some time before recipients can download them.

The new update also makes it possible for users to receive documents. Furthermore, users can send documents by using the Windows 10 Mobile share feature. However, documents will not be attached to the app.

To round things off, WhatsApp Beta will see the removal of the subscription page. While the team got rid of this, the option is still present in the stable version of the app, so we’re glad to know that this is going away for good.

These features are available for the beta right now, but we’re not yet sure when they will see the light of day on the stable version. We’re guessing it may take some time, depending on how stable the features are before the WhatsApp team even considers pushing them out to the stable channel.

Until then, we’ll just have to wait with baited breath for the WhatsApp development team to push these cool features down the stable line.

For various PC problems, we recommend this tool.

This software will repair common computer errors, protect you from file loss, malware, hardware failure and optimize your PC for maximum performance. Fix PC issues now in 3 easy steps:

  1. Download this PC Repair Tool rated "Excellent" on TrustPilot.com.
  2. Click “Start Scan” to find Windows issues that could be causing PC problems.
  3. Click “Repair All” to fix all issues with Patented Technologies (requires upgrade).

Discussions

Next up

Mozilla adds alerts about recently breached sites into Firefox browser

Giles Ensor avatar. By: Giles Ensor
3 minute read

Firefox has announced that it will start to warn users if they visit any breached sites. This is in an attempt to not only make […]

Continue Reading

More uncertainty for Microsoft’s Windows 10 October Update

Giles Ensor avatar. By: Giles Ensor
3 minute read

Oh dear. It’s been a pretty bad month for Microsoft concerning its Windows 10 October 1809 Update release. Microsoft eventually released the update a couple […]

Continue Reading

Confirmed: Microsoft now accepting ARM64 apps on its Store

Giles Ensor avatar. By: Giles Ensor
2 minute read

Yesterday, Microsoft released Visual Studio 15.9. With it came the announcement that “developers now have the officially supported SDK and tools for creating 64-bit ARM […]

Continue Reading