WhatsApp Users Will Soon Be Able To Share Photos And Videos With People Nearby, Here Is How

WhatsApp is currently in the process of developing a section where to list all needed permissions to share files with people nearby
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In good news to WhatsApp users around the world, the Meta-owned instant messaging application is working on a file sharing feature with people nearby. This feature is designed to offer an enhanced file sharing experience between users nearby, improving the convenience and efficiency of exchanging documents, photos, videos and more.
According to a report from WAbetaInfo, WhatsApp is currently in the process of developing a section where to list all needed permissions to share files with people nearby. Users will find easy access to this section directly within the app settings, enhancing the process of transferring specific files to nearby devices.
With this feature, other users will be able to be discovered only if they also open the same screen within their WhatsApp app and grant permission for their device to be detected and connected to. This means that the process will be entirely opt-in for all parties involved.
The report also revealed that users will have full control over whether they want to be visible to others nearby, ensuring privacy and security. It is very important to note that file sharing is always end-to-end encrypted, and phone numbers are hidden throughout the discovery and transfer process for added privacy.
To make the "people nearby" feature work smoothly on WhatsApp, the app needs access to your photos, media, and files stored on your device. You'll be asked to allow the app to find and connect with nearby devices on your Wi-Fi network.
Also, it needs your location to identify and connect with nearby devices accurately. Remember, you can always change these settings later in your device settings if you want more privacy.
The report suggested that the ability to share files with people nearby will brings two significant advantages to the sharing experience, especially for large files. It will add a layer of convenience to the process of sharing documents, photos, and videos, reducing the need of transferring such files through other means like WhatsApp chats or cloud storage services.
Moreover, by allowing users to transfer large files directly between nearby devices, it reduces the need for internet connectivity. This provides a quicker and more dependable way to share data, especially in areas where network coverage is limited or unreliable. A file sharing feature with people nearby is under development and it will be available in a future update of the app.
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