Mashable reported that the popular encrypted messaging app WhatsApp is now allowing users to share any kind of file they desire. Until now, app users would have had to find alternative means, like email, to send the files. While the move will no doubt bring convenience to everyday app users, some are concerned the change could mean the propagation of malicious files, like malware.
The platform has consistently added more advanced features as it evolves. In November 2016, in-app video calls were rolled out — which was a popular decision: The company cites that its 1.2 billion users spend more than 340 million minutes each day making video calls.