What’sApp now supports document sharing.


What’sApp latest update, now added a new documents icon to the paperclip attachments list, this feature can only be used if both the sender and receiver have the same updated version of WhatsApp.

To use this, tap the paperclip icon within the App, followed by the document icon and select from the list of PDFs on your phone. A preview of the document will be seen in the chat and the received file will be stored in a new Documents tab in the Media section in the chat’s overflow menu.

What'sApp document sharing

What’sApp document sharing supports PDF for now

Previously when the attachment icon was clicked an option for Photo and Video appears, in this latest version there is just one icon for Camera which when taped gives an option that that asks if you want to take a photo or shoot video.

For now the only type of document supported is PDF, further updates should add support for other documents

WhatsApp Messenger was founded in 2009 by Brian Acton and Jan Koum, both former employees of Yahoo!. It is a proprietary cross-platform instant messaging client for smartphones. It uses the Internet to send text messages, images, video, user location and audio media messages to other users using standard cellular mobile numbers. The name “WhatsApp” was used because it sounded like “what’s up. As of February 2016, WhatsApp had a user base of up to one billion, making it the most globally popular messaging application.

WhatsApp Inc. is based in Mountain View, California and has been acquired by Facebook Inc. on February 19, 2014, for approximately US$19.3 billion

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