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How To Share PDF, ZIP & APK Files on WhatsApp


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.


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.

Requirements to Share PDF, ZIP & APK Files on WhatsApp :

  1. WhatsApp
  2. Smartphone
  3. Data Connection
  4. Dropbox
  5. CloudSend


1. First of all, download and install the 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 do is swipe from right to left on your device’s screen. It will ask you to authorize this app by the end. Then click Allow. In your Dropbox folder, a folder will be automatically created by the name “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 the 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. SelectWhatsApp.

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 browsers.



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