How Do I Share ZIP, PDF or APK Files on WhatsApp?

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How Do I Share ZIP, PDF or APK Files on WhatsApp?

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Whatsapp is considered to be most sought-after messenger for Apple iOS, Android, Nokia S40 and Symbian 60, Blackberry and Windows Phone. Apart from sending texts, users can also share audio and video files as well as images. However, it offers these facilities with some limitations –

  • Users can share videos, images and audio only. It doesn’t come with any built-in function that can allow users to share Doc, PDF, APK and more.
  •  The size of any file to be share shouldn’t exceed 16 MB. It means videos over 16 MB cannot be shared. However, Whatsapp comes with functionality to compress or trim video files before you share.  However, it still has limitation. Sending very large videos is not possible.
  • While sending images, Whatsapp compresses and sends it to the recipient. Though you cannot find any difference on mobile, one can notice the quality reduction in computer. It will reduce the quality if you send HD images.

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These were the critical problems with Whatsapp. But you can share any video, image, audio or any other type of file through third-party sources without compromising quality and share them with your buddies. However, it can be a bit lengthy. So, have a look on some easy steps to share media to your friends with no loss of quality. All you need are Dropbox and CloudSend for Android.

Steps to Share PDF, ZIP or APK files

  1. First of all, download and install official Dropbox app. There is no problem if you have Dropbox account already. Signup for an account if you don’t have one. Login to it.
  2. Then download and install CloudSend. When you launch the app, you will go through a quick tour. All you have to swipe from right to left on your device’s screen. It will ask you to authorize this app by the end. All you have to click Allow. In your Dropbox folder, a folder will automatically be created named “CloudSend”. You will be able to control it completely. Now you can close the app after completing the authorization.
  3. In order to send any type of file, press and hold the file through file manager and choose Share button.
  4. Choose CloudSend option from popup.
  5. Hold on while the selected file is being uploaded on CloudSend folder created on Dropbox. The duration of file transfer vary according to the connection speed and size of file. The best part of CloudSend is that it doesn’t have any restrictions regarding file size. You will have two options after completion of upload – Copy and Share. Either you can share file or copy the link of any file directly.
  6. When you select Share, you will be able to share your file in different platforms like Email, Whatsapp, SMS, Google+, WeChat, Facebook and other applications your device have. Select WhatsApp.
  7. It will prompt you to choose WhatsApp contacts you want to share that link with. Share that link with your desired recipient. It will show link with file name. If file is supported on your friend’s device, it will show the preview of file. Or file can also be downloaded through other browser.

18 thoughts on “How Do I Share ZIP, PDF or APK Files on WhatsApp?

  • March 28, 2014 at 5:00 pm
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    Thanks for this useful article. I was looking for a solution to send apk files on whatapp. Thanks for sharing.

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    • July 29, 2015 at 5:58 am
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      You can use wasend just get it from Google play store or the internet

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    • December 8, 2015 at 10:25 pm
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      Thank you so much, was useful this article…

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  • February 5, 2015 at 7:12 am
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    cloudsend has got a lot of issues i would be nice if you could suggest an alternative app

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  • March 28, 2015 at 4:18 pm
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    Thanks for it. It was good solution to ending any files on whatsap.

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    • December 14, 2015 at 9:29 am
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      download telegram application via play store….you can send all files.

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  • April 12, 2015 at 4:03 am
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    you can send pdf files by using whatsend app

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  • April 13, 2015 at 5:55 pm
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    I just want to know how to send pdf files normally through Bluetooth in APK share without any coding and all that stuff…

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  • October 12, 2015 at 2:29 am
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    Very nice article.lovely post.
    Thank you so much.

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  • January 12, 2016 at 9:31 am
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    I always have to convert files into an image to share it via Whatsapp. But now, you helped me out. Thanks

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  • January 15, 2016 at 4:46 pm
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    thank you so much and i can be able now to send any file on whatsap messenger application *** power point / pdf /document / and zip

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  • January 22, 2016 at 10:33 pm
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    I have done this before using the app APKit. It lists all the apps on your machine, you select some and using the Share option you can choose to email, message or sent it to the cloud. For Whats App there is an additional step, you can save it to external storage and attach it.

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  • February 5, 2016 at 12:03 pm
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    thank u so much its help

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  • March 21, 2016 at 9:49 pm
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    Why would people who have an internet need to send files through whatsapp? I wanna know how to do it because whatsapp is free on mobile where I am, without any other Internet access. I see whatsapp file sender in play store works good on android, but no solution yet on iphone. I wonder how the file sender manages to compile a bit audio with whater file you want to send to trick whatsapp.

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  • May 2, 2016 at 11:01 pm
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    “I see whatsapp file sender in play store works good on android, but no solution yet on iphone.” – same problem. How do I send files from iphone with whatsapp? Clound path is not working.

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  • January 7, 2017 at 5:06 pm
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    Thanks bro, Working Fine

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