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WhatsApp to roll out ETA feature when sharing documents

WhatsApp to roll out ETA feature when sharing documents

San Francisco: Meta-owned WhatsApp is likely now releasing a feature that lets you know about the expected time of arrival (ETA) for downloading and uploading media files.

This feature would help users understand how much time it would take for a file to be completely downloaded on the app. So both receivers and senders are going to benefit from this feature.

After testing the ability to share media files up to 2GB in size to some users in Argentina - and which is still limited to those people - the messaging platform is rolling out the new feature to some beta testers, reports WABetaInfo.

The latest versions of WhatsApp beta for Android, iOS, Web and Desktop bring the ability to view the estimated time of arrival when sharing documents, so when the document will be completely downloaded on your phone or Desktop.

The same information is also shown when uploading a document. The feature was already released on WhatsApp Desktop last month, and this information has been rolled out to some beta testers on Android and iOS this week.

The report mentioned that if users do not see the feature, it means it has not been rolled out to their WhatsApp account.

A recent report said that WhatsApp is likely turning off the 'media visibility' option for disappearing chats.

The new move is to ensure a better privacy experience when using disappearing messages and to help keep media more private in disappearing chat threads.

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