WhatsApp lets you send files up to 2 GB, but only in Argentina

WhatsApp started removing size restrictions for sending files and now allows send documents up to 2 GB. for now it’s a test limited to users from Argentina; however, it would not be unusual for it to soon begin to spread to other parts of the world.

According to The nation, this function is already available in Argentina in its mobile applications, as well as in WhatsApp Web and its desktop client. In this way, the popular messaging platform launched what would be a step-by-step process to remove the restriction on uploading files over 100MB.

The aforementioned report mentions that the choice of Argentina to carry out this test would not be accidental. Apparently, the large number of WhatsApp users in the country – where it is by far the most popular messaging app – and the wide variety of devices used would be key to analyzing the impact of this measure.

A point to note is that while the option is mentioned as only available for documents and will be gradually enabled for photos and videos, it is not necessarily limited to text files or PDFs etc. At the time of writing, I was able to upload a few MP4 clips that were well over 100MB and the process completed without a hitch; To do this, yes, I had to load them from the “Document” section, by touching the paper clip icon.

Farewell to restrictions on sending large files

According to WhatsApp, this decision is linked to the need for users to send large files without compromising its quality. Among the examples, they mentioned cases such as those of companies that have to send contracts of 100 pages or more, or teachers who share compressed files with study materials to their students, among others.