A recent WhatsApp update has added the document sharing feature on Android smartphones, which many rivals of the messaging app already have.
As of now, the feature allows users to only share PDF file, implying no particular support for .doc, .xls and other commonly used file formats. Also there is no official word on when the company will start supporting these.
In order to share files, the user needs to tap the attachment icon on the top right of the screen in a chat window and select the ‘Document’ option. This opens a list of PDF files stored in the system, but the navigation does not let you open specific folders. However the update has not been released to all Android users via Google Play.
The new feature for Android comes just a day after WhatsApp added new features to its iPhone app, including cloud storage integration for sending photos and videos.