One of the most annoying WhatsApp limits in conversations is the 100MB limit for sending files. The company is aware of this and has launched a test on the platform to extend this limit to the largest 2 GB. Currently it is already possible to send large files via WhatsApp, but only in argentina: the test has started for this country.
Writing messages and sharing audio notes are two of the most common actions in messaging apps, but so are sending files: from photos and videos to the PDF necessary for an important procedure. WhatsApp does not put obstacles in such sending, but in the size of what is sent: 100 MB may not be enough when you want to attach a raw video or a compressed folder. Fortunately, this limit is beginning to evaporate.
WhatsApp launches a test in Argentina
All the measures introduced in the platform go through a test period so as not to compromise the stability of the experience. With over 2 billion users using WhatsApp daily, any failure can be catastrophic; as the messaging platform already verified in October 2021 when it was idle for six hours.
If payments via WhatsApp are tested in countries like India, WhatsApp has chosen Argentina to start a test changed the 100MB limit in sending files to the aforementioned 2GB. This was confirmed to us by WhatsApp itself: this test is part of a test located in the Argentinian country and we do not know if it will result in the extension of the 2 GB to the rest of the territories; although this is to be expected if the test is satisfactory.
Argentinian users who use WhatsApp in any of its variants (Android, iOS, web or computer application) can now send any file larger than 100MB and smaller than 2GB
“We are listening to users, responding to their demands and their way of life by increasing the current limit on the size of files that can be sent via WhatsApp from 100MB to 2GB. Although this is a test only available in Argentina, users will be able to send this type of file up to 2 GB to other users anywhere in the world.“.
While the rest of WhatsApp users are waiting for the platform to expand the test to more territories, there is always the possibility of using other tools to send large files. The result is the same although it is a little more cumbersome.