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Whatsapp users to share documents, pictures and videos without internet

The new feature will detect nearby phones that support offline file-sharing
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The popular messaging app, WhatsApp, is reportedly developing a new feature that will revolutionize file sharing for its users.

Leaked information suggests that the company is actively working on a mechanism to enable individuals to share photos, videos, music, and documents even without an internet connection.

The leaked screenshots from the latest WhatsApp beta for Android provide insights into the permissions required for this upcoming feature.

One crucial aspect of this innovation is the ability to detect nearby phones that support offline file sharing.

WhatsApp will scan nearby devices through Bluetooth to facilitate local file sharing. It is worth noting that users will have the option to disable this access if desired.

The app will also need permission to access system files, the photo gallery, and location data on users’ devices.

The messaging app will maintain data security by encrypting the shared files and masking phone numbers.

This upcoming feature bears similarities to peer-to-peer file-sharing applications like ShareIT, which permits users to exchange files without relying on cellular or Wi-Fi connections.

WhatsApp has not announced an official release date for this feature, but its availability in beta testing suggests that its launch is imminent.

Once introduced, this innovation has the potential to significantly enhance the convenience and security of file sharing for WhatsApp users worldwide.

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