You can now share PDF files through WhatsApp, but there’s a catch

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Finally, WhatsApp is having sense. In a recent update found on Google Play Store, you can now share documents to other WhatsApp users. After updating, click on the “Attach” button and select Document. From there you can select files to send. Sadly, you can only send pdf files for now.

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Another issue is that the recipient must have this latest version of WhatsApp in order to receive the files too. Below is a screenshot when you try to share in a group.

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We can’t wait to get support for every other type of file. iOS users have something similar too. Users can now gain access to files in other apps on the phone, like Google Drive, Dropbox, or Microsoft OneDrive. Though for now it is just for photos and videos. Not too bad though, this a step in the right direction.



  1. Good move by Whatsapp. I believe Telegram, their arch rival already allows attaching ANY format of files….

    The competition heats up with Telegram now allowing you to (if you’re subscribed to a channel) EDIT any messages you send.

  2. Nice to see the competition bringing it on to WhatsApp,such features already on many other IM platforms should be a given on WhatsApp..

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