WhatsApp continues its path of innovation to offer users better user experience. This time, the company part of the Meta group is working to add a function very similar to one already present on Apple devices. This is AirDrop, a function that allows you to receive and send protected multimedia files from end-to-end encryption to nearby devices. For now this is not official information, but only rumors, albeit coming from authoritative sources. Here’s what we know so far.
WhatsApp vs AirDrop: what we know
To announce the arrival of the new feature for WhatsApp it was the specialized portal WaBetaInfo, constantly among the first to learn about innovations of this genre. According to reports, this novelty would already be integrated into a beta for the Android operating system, to be precise in number 18.104.22.168already downloadable by authorized users from the Play Store.
To use it you will need to access the section for exchanging files on WhatsApp and make a request by shaking your smartphone. The user who wishes to connect and begin the exchange will have to be nearby and accept the request in order to proceed. Everything will happen with the maximum safetyIn fact – it is essential to remember – all files sent and received will be protected by end-to-end encryption, essential to guarantee privacy. Furthermore, in the context of the exchange, the telephone number it will not be sharedalways to guarantee confidentiality.
WhatsApp vs AirDrop: when will the new feature arrive?
Since this is a function only available in the beta version of WhatsApp, it is clear that this is still there under development, it is therefore not possible to know when it will be available to the general public. Generally, however, if a function is tested by the so-called beta testers it won’t take long before it’s released via an update, unless you encounter substantial problems using it.
Certainly, a function like this, when and if it arrives, will be welcomed with pleasure, since it will allow the exchange of files in a simple, fast and secure way. There’s nothing left to do but wait.