WhatsApp users will be able to share files without internet

WhatsApp is working on a way to share encrypted files with nearby users without needing an internet connection. The AirDrop-like feature has shown up in the beta app, showing it is nearly ready for release. Meta is always looking to add new features to its popular instant messaging application, WhatsApp. In recent months, the app added Meta AI, Passkey, a custom sticker generator, and self-destructing voice messages. We’ve seen reports of the AirDrop-esque file-sharing feature before, but this is the first time we’ve seen screenshots inside the app showing the necessary permissions. The folks at WABetaInfo have shared screenshots from WhatsApp Android beta version They show that the platform is working on a new method for sharing photos, videos, documents, and other files with nearby WhatsApp users, even without cellular or internet data. Sharing files to get easier soon for WhatsApp users Image: WABetaInfo Based on the screenshot, you must be near other WhatsApp users for the new feature to work.  After the app finds the other user, they can share or receive files through a locally-created network.  Interestingly, users also have the option to revoke these permissions at any time, likely for security reasons.  Like all WhatsApp messages, the file sharing is also end-to-end encrypted, and your phone numbers will not be disclosed.  In addition, WABetaInfo has shared that WhatsApp is working on another feature that allows users to add notes to contacts.  Image: WABetaInfo The outlet retrieved the details from the WhatsApp beta for Android, which…WhatsApp users will be able to share files without internet

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