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You can now share documents on WhatsApp

I’m still looking forward to making video calls on WhatsApp. Skype is fine, but let’s be honest, most people have WhatsApp installed on their phones.

WhatsApp VoIP calls may be far away, but at least, we can now share documents with our list of contacts. The Facebook-owned messaging app is rolling out a document sharing feature to all iOS and Android users.

To start sharing texts, tap the sharing option on the bottom part of a conversation. A “Share document” prompt will appear, just below the photo and video sharing tab. Select a local PDF or a document stored in OneDrive, Google Drive, and iCloud, in case you are on an iPhone.

The receiver will need the latest version of the app installed to get a document. Otherwise, WhatsApp will immediately let you know they need to do an upgrade.

Don’t worry if the sharing element is not yet available. WhatsApp follows parent Facebook’s steps and releases new features gradually. Sharing documents on WhatsApp with family and friends means you don’t have to exit the messaging app and open a mail client to send a text you want them to see.

You can download the latest version of WhatsApp for your platform here, and leave your thoughts and comments below.

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