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WhatsApp’s working on game-changing file-sharing feature

While the 'People Nearby' feature is still in development, it is expected to be available in a future app update.

WhatsApp continues to raise the bar with its commitment to enhancing user experience. The latest buzz surrounds a groundbreaking feature set to transform the way users share files—introducing the ‘People Nearby’ file sharing option. This addition follows closely on the heels of WhatsApp’s recent announcement enabling users to share files up to a whopping 2GB in size, cementing its position as a leader in the messaging app realm.

A Peek into the Update

According to insights from WABetaInfo, a reliable source tracking the WhatsApp beta for Android 2.24.2.20 update, users can now look forward to a novel file-sharing experience that blends security and convenience seamlessly. To initiate this cutting-edge file-sharing option, users need to have the ‘People Nearby’ section open on their devices, ensuring that files are exchanged only within close proximity.

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End-to-End Encryption

One standout feature of this innovative addition is its end-to-end encryption, ensuring that shared files remain secure even when transferred outside the confines of a WhatsApp chat or in unfamiliar network environments. Users can breathe easy knowing that their sensitive files are shielded from prying eyes, aligning with WhatsApp’s commitment to privacy and security.

Shake to Share 

Users will initiate the sharing process by simply shaking their devices. This action triggers the generation of a share request, making file exchanges both secure and engaging. This unique approach adds a touch of playfulness to the file-sharing experience, setting WhatsApp apart from its competitors.

Quick Transfers and Enhanced Privacy

The introduction of the ‘People Nearby’ file-sharing feature promises several benefits for users. Quick file transfers, ideal for situations requiring immediate exchanges, take center stage. This feature ensures that privacy remains paramount, with phone numbers concealed from non-contacts during every file exchange. Users can now share important documents, photos, or videos swiftly and securely, without compromising on their personal information.

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While the ‘People Nearby’ feature is still in development, it is expected to be available in a future app update. WhatsApp enthusiasts can stay in the loop by following WABetaInfo, where they can also discover other upcoming features for WhatsApp beta across various platforms, including Android, iOS, Web/Desktop, and Windows.