WhatsApp could soon drastically increase the size limit for sending files. Some beta testers recently reported that they can send files up to two gigabytes in size via Messenger.
When it comes to sending larger files on the smartphone, WhatsApp is currently not the best choice. With a size limit of just 100MB, even sending high-resolution videos is difficult. As the WABetaInfo website reports, WhatsApp could soon increase the size limit for sending files to twenty times. In Argentina, the company launched a beta test where participants can send files up to 2GB in size.
The increased size limit could make WhatsApp more useful in data transfer. Image: © WABetaInfo 2022
Screenshot occupies new limit when sending files
WABetaInfo also provides direct evidence of the increased size limit when sending files in WhatsApp. On a comparison image, the website has placed two screenshots from WhatsApp side by side. The screenshot on the left shows the current warning message when sending a file that is too large. It reads: "The document is too large. You can send documents up to 100 MB in size."
On the right, however, we see the warning message that some beta testers from Argentina are currently seeing when they try to send a file that is too large. It says: "The document is too large. You can send documents up to a size of 2 GB."
Will the size limit for all WhatsApp users be increased soon?
It is not known when exactly WhatsApp will also increase the size limit when sending files for regular users. It is also uncertain whether the company plans to increase file sizes at all. After all, a beta test of a feature is no sure confirmation that the function will eventually come.