Send any kind of file with phone messengers like Whatsapp
In my previous post, I discussed how to share big files over internet. Here I am talking about how to send small size files with your favourite phone messenger.
Everyone of us uses atleast one messenger to socialize with our friends, like BBM, Kakaotalk, Whatsapp etc. Some messengers like BBM already have an option to send any kind of file, other messengers usually allow you to send only media files. What if you need to send a document to your colleague, or you may want to send an app file (like .apk, .ipa, .sis,.jar etc), then you are out of luck, right? I don’t think so.
With this simple trick you can send any kind of file, be it an app, a document, a presentation, a pdf file, a zip file or any damn kind of file.
“Just change the extension of the file to .mp3 and send it. Your messenger will think it’s a music file and will allow you to send. Then the receiver can change it back to its original extension and enjoy it.”
How to actually do this?
However, this would work only if your phone allows you to change the extension, which I think is possible in almost every phone. Lets say if you need to send a file say ‘project.pdf’, rename it to ‘project.mp3’ and send it. Now tell your friend to find the downloaded file and change it back to ‘project.pdf’.
Note: I haven’t tried this on every messenger, so I can’t really guarantee you it’s working. If it’s not working in your messenger, try .wav, .avi or .mov.
Update: This trick doesn’t work any more on Whatsapp.
If you liked the trick, please like it and share it with your friends. If you have anything to say or any questions to ask, please comment below.
You may also like my another post Simple ways to share files online.
About himanshumehani"Business by profession, Geek by hobby."
- 56,179 hits