People nearby

In a move set to challenge established file-sharing methods, WhatsApp is developing a novel feature allowing users to directly exchange files with nearby contacts. Inspired by popular technologies like Android’s Quick Share and iOS’ AirDrop, this functionality promises significant advancements in convenience and speed.

Reports from WABetaInfo, a prominent WhatsApp tracker, detail the feature’s capabilities. Users located within the app’s “People Nearby” section will be able to share files up to 2GB in size, significantly eclipsing traditional methods like email attachments or cloud storage downloads. To initiate the transfer, both parties must remain within the specified proximity and can even trigger the process by shaking their devices, adding a touch of playful interactivity.

Security remains paramount for WhatsApp, and the new feature will benefit from the platform’s robust end-to-end encryption. This ensures not only secure file transfers but also the privacy of phone numbers, as only contacts within the user’s list will be accessible for sharing.

Currently in its beta testing phase, the new file-sharing feature was spotted in WhatsApp beta for Android version 2.24.2.20. While an official release date is yet to be confirmed, the prospect of an intuitive and secure nearby file-sharing option has already generated excitement among tech enthusiasts and WhatsApp users alike.

The potential benefits are considerable. Faster file transfers, elimination of data charges, and enhanced user experience are just a few of the promises this feature holds. If successfully implemented, it could revolutionize the way we share files on our smartphones, particularly within existing social networks.

This innovative technology is poised to shake up the file-sharing landscape, offering a compelling alternative to established methods. WhatsApp, with its vast user base and commitment to user-centric innovations, has the potential to make file sharing seamless, secure, and undeniably fun.

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Nigel Jr.
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