The development team of Whatsapp continues to work to optimize the document sharing mechanism, already present within the app for some time, starting the release to all beta testers of a counter showing the remaining time when sharing a document within a chat.
It is the second news regarding document sharing introduced in WhatsApp, after the test of sharing files with sizes up to 2 GB aimed at a small number of beta testers and which we told you about a couple of weeks ago.
WhatsApp further optimizes document sharing
In the latest versions of WhatsApp Beta, the time remaining for the completion of the download or upload of a document received / sent within a chat has been entered.
As you can see from the following screenshot, captured while sending a document, inside the bubble relative to the file we are sending, the upload percentage and the (estimated) remaining time to complete the operation are shown under the file name.
This is a very useful feature for those users who share many documents within WhatsApp chats, and it could become (almost) essential when the possibility of sharing huge files was extended to everyone, that functionality that the team development is currently testing in Argentina.
The news is being released for all beta testers
The counter for the time remaining when sharing documents is being phased out for all users running WhatsApp Beta for Android, for iOS and for PC Desktop.
Versions marked as compatible to receive this are all versions of WhatsApp Beta issued starting from the following: 188.8.131.52 for Android, 184.108.40.206 for iOS And 2.2209.3 for Windows 10 And Windows 11.
If you run a version of WhatsApp Beta among those listed above (or a later version to them) but you do not see the news, do not despair: precisely because it is a gradual release, it may take some time before the novelty is enabled on your account.
Given the large-scale release, we imagine that the new counter will soon reach stable versions of WhatsApp on all platforms.
How to update WhatsApp Beta on all platforms
Unfortunately, as far as the client is concerned iOS of WhatsApp, the beta program via TestFlight has been closed for some time and therefore it is not possible to join it: if you are already a user of the beta program, just check that you have installed the latest version of the application via theApp Store from Apple.
Instead, you can test what’s new in Whatsapp in preview, both for Windows that for Android.
- On the operating system Windowsyou just need to download the application via the Microsoft Store to the following link. If you have already installed it, just check for any updates directly from the store Microsoftfollowing the path “Collection> Retrieve Updates”.
- Up AndroidInstead, you can proceed by subscribing to the Beta Program (you can find the page dedicated to the program by following this link). If the Beta Program is temporarily full, you can proceed with the manual installation of the related APK files, which can be downloaded from the portal APK Mirror (whose dedicated page can be reached by following this link).
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