WhatsApp for Android gets document sharing feature

In order to share files, you need to tap the attachment icon on the top right of the screen in a chat window and select the ‘Document’ option. This opens a list of PDF files stored in the system, but the navigation does not let you open specific folders.A new WhatsApp update has added the document sharing feature, which many rivals of the messaging app already have, on Android smartphones.

The document sharing feature of WhatsApp allows users to only share PDF files for now. This means that there is no support for .doc, .xls and other commonly used file formats; there is no official word on when the company will start supporting these.

In order to share files, you need to tap the attachment icon on the top right of the screen in a chat window and select the ‘Document’ option. This opens a list of PDF files stored in the system, but the navigation does not let you open specific folders.

This update, however, has not been released to all Android users via Google Play. Those who are yet to receive the document sharing feature can click this linkand download the install file directly from the official website.

The new feature for Android comes just a day after WhatsApp added new features to its iPhone app, including cloud storage integration for sending photos and videos.

Is your device getting the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update? Check this list

Android 6.0 Marshmallow, which got released by Google in October 2015, started rolling out to certain Nexus devices in the same month. Following this, Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge got the update to the new operating system in February. However, people using other smartphones and tablets had to wait.

But now the wait is almost over. We have listed the smartphones and tablets here that are scheduled to get the Marshmallow update. Check out the list below if your phone makes the cut.

Nexus devices:

Nexus 5
Nexus 6
Nexus 7 (2013) WLAN
Nexus 7 (2013) LTE
Nexus 9
Nexus Player

Asus devices:

Padfones PF500KL
Zenfone 2 ZE550ML/ZE551ML
Zenfone 2 Deluxe/Special edition ZE551ML
Zenfone 2 Laser ZE500KG/ZE500KL/ZE550KL/ZE551KL/ZE600KL/ZE601KL
Zenfone Selfie ZD551KL
Zenfone Max ZC550KL
Zenfone Zoom ZX551 ML

HTC devices:

HTC One M9
HTC One M8
HTC One M9+
HTC One E9+
HTC One E9
HTC One ME
HTC One E8
HTC One M8 EYE
HTC One Butterfly 3
HTC Desire 826
HTC One 820
HTC Desire 816

Huawei devices:

Honor 7
Honor 6+
Honor 6
Honor 4X
Honor 4C
Honor 7I/Huawei Shot X
Huawei P8
Huawei P8 Lite
Huawei Mate S
Huawei Mate 7
Huawei Ascend G7

LG devices:
G4
G3

Motorola devices:

Moto X Pure Edition
Moto X Play
Moto X Style
Moto X (2014)
Moto G (2015)
Moto G (2014)
Moto G (2014) LTE
Moto E (2015)

Samsung devices:

Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Samsung Galaxy S6 EDGE+ SM-G928F
Samsung Galaxy S6 EDGE SM-G925F
Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920F
Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F
Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900H
Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A SM-G901
Samsung galaxy S5
Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 SM- N910F
Samsung Galaxy Note EDGE
Samsung Galaxy Alpha
Samsung Galaxy Tab A

Sony devices:

Xperia Z5
Xperia Z5 Premium
Xperia Z5 compact
Xperia Z3+
Xperia Z3
Xperia Z3 Compact
Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact
Xperia Z2
Xperia Z2 Tablet
Xperia M4 Aqua
Xperia C5 Ultra
Xperia C4

Xperia Z4 Tablet

Xperia M5