WhatsApp will soon allow users to share any type of file on its social messaging platform. According to WABetaInfo, the messaging service is reportedly rolling out a new feature for its apps on iOS, Android and Windows Phone that allows users to share all types of files. However, the file sharing comes with restriction in terms of the maximum size of the files allowed to be shared. The report notes that file size limitation would be 128MB for iOS, 100MB for Android, and 64MB on the web. But the report notes that this might change in the future.
In other WhatsApp related news, it was reported today that the service is in talks with the State Bank of India (SBI) and the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) as well as other institutions to launch a peer-to-peer payments system. This system will reportedly be powered by the Indian government's Unified Payments Interface (UPI). As per reports, WhatsApp will be used to identify the recipient, while UPI will allow the funds to be settled between the two parties. However, if the messaging service does integrate UPI, it won’t be the first to do so. A few days ago, Hike launched its own mobile payments system called Hike Wallet. The service is also integrated with UPI and allows users to transfer money to a recipient's bank account.