Right now unlike some other messenger apps, WhatsApp places a limit on the size of files sent over its platform. For the most part, photos aren’t really that affected, but if you try to send a video or a document over a certain size, it will be rejected, but that could change in the future.
According to a report from WABetaInfo, it seems that WhatsApp is testing out the ability for users to send file sizes of up to 2GB. This is according to some lucky users over in Argentina where the feature is being tested, where some users are discovering a message informing them that file sizes can now go up to 2GB.
In the screenshot above, prior to the change, the limit for documents is set at 100MB, but in the screenshot to the right, it shows that it has been changed to 2GB. Now, based on the wording it seems that this could have easily been a typo and someone accidentally changed 100MB to 2GB, but at the same time, we wouldn’t be surprised if WhatsApp was testing out new and larger file size limitations.
The company has been criticized in the past over how much it compresses photos, so allowing for larger file sizes could potentially allow users to send photos that are less compressed and of better quality, as well as allow larger videos to be sent instead of users having to seek out alternative apps or methods.