WhatsApp For Web Adds Document Sharing feature

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WhatsApp for Web now supports document sharing.

The service, which was launched last year in January, has now finally received the option to send and receive documents.

With the new document sharing feature in WhatsApp for Web, the Facebook-owned company now lets users send word files, PDFs and more formats.

The document sharing feature is now part of the attachment option alongside sharing photos, videos, and camera snaps.

To use the feature, both the Android and iOS WhatsApp apps are needed to be updated to the latest version.

This means that users cannot send a document from WhatsApp Web until the receiver has also updated the app to the same or newer Android app or iOS version.

The move comes a couple of days after the company launched its dedicated app for desktop platforms.

The WhatsApp desktop client will offer all the same features and shortcuts, which we have already seen on WhatsApp for Web.

However, the difference is the fact that the new app will not depend on the mobile version of the communication platform.

“Just like WhatsApp Web, the new desktop app lets you message with friends and family while your phone stays in your pocket,” said the company in its blog post.

It is available for systems running Windows 8+ and Mac OS 10.9+ and gets synced with WhatsApp on one’s smartphone, the company added.

The company last month also rolled out end-to-end-encryption feature to chats.