Meta is introducing new WhatsApp features like single file transfers of up to 2GB in size, and bigger groups of up to 512 members. The company is also rolling out Reactions on WhatsApp that lets you send any of these 6 emojis — thumbs up, laughter, heart, crying, shocked face, and folded hands.

Larger groups and file-sharing on WhatsApp



WhatsApp is becoming a more feature-rich instant messaging app with new inclusions like more members in the groups, bigger file sharing, and conveying your emotions towards messages with emojis. 

You can transfer files of up to 2GB at a time which is more than the previous limit of 100MB. What you transfer will be secured by end-to-end encryption. WhatsApp thinks this will contribute to collaboration among small businesses and school groups. 

Needless to say, using WiFi for transferring such huge files is recommended. The nifty thing about this feature is that you can keep track of the uploading or downloading status so that you know the ETA.

Emoji reactions on WhatsApp


Much like reactions on Instagram Stories, now you can share expressions to WhatsApp messages. You get six emojis to choose from including laughter, heart, thumbs up, folded hands, crying, and shocked face. All you have to do is long-press a message and pick the emoji. The selected emoji will be shown attached beneath the message.  

We heart these new features and send thumbs up to WhatsApp for finally inculcating them. 

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