We’ve seen WhatsApp Testing a lot of new features recently in its beta. Joining this list is the new media file size limit – which allows users to share up to 2GB worth of media.
Spotted by a Spanish blog, this feature is live in some beta versions of both Android and iOS and may come to the stable version soon. Also, this upgrade feature is currently being tested with only a few people in Argentina, and not yet live in other regions.
WhatsApp New Media File Size Limit
Though WhatsApp is slow in rolling out new features, it may be bringing them at the right time. After introducing Code Verify and Emojis Reactions to messages, WhatsApp is now testing an upgraded media file size limit in the latest beta versions of both iOS and Android.
As noted by a Spanish blog Xatakandroid and later by WaBetaInfo, few users running on WhatsApp Android beta 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, and 22.214.171.124 and iOS beta 126.96.36.199 are having an increased limit for sharing media files up to 2GB.
The current limit was just 100MB, and so any media files over that size should be sent through other mediums or in broken parts. Rivals like Telegram have a large limit for sharing media files for a long time, and this led to so many groups forming channels for listing big files.
And now, WhatsApp is testing the same. Although, this feature is currently available only in Argentina, with few random beta users. WhatsApp may or may not bring this to the stable version since it’s still in the testing phase.
Besides this, the latest WhatsApp beta for iOS is also having a new indication in call history saying as “Your personal calls are end-to-end encrypted“. This new footer may also be appearing in other sections too, implying that neither WhatsApp nor Meta can look into this.