How to Send a PDF File Using WhatsApp on iPhone

A new version of WhatsApp has been released before a couple of days and it has brought a new feature that enables users to send a PDF file as an attachment. Earlier, WhatsApp supported sending audio, video, and images as part of an attachment, but sending document was missing.

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This new feature is surely of great use. At some point in time, almost every WhatsApp user needs to send a PDF file to some or the other person. Sending a PDF is almost similar to sending an image or video. Even then, we have detailed down the process; so do have a look how things work in the latest version of WhatsApp on iPhone.

How to Send PDF Files on WhatsApp on iPhone

Note: Before moving ahead, please make sure to have updated version of WhatsApp on your iDevice and recipient’s iDevice as well.

How to Send a PDF File from WhatsApp on iPhone or iPad

Step #1. If you haven’t done already, then first head to the App Store and download the latest version of WhatsApp.

Step #2. Now open the WhatsApp messenger from your iPhone/iPad Home Screen and select any conversation.

Step #3. Tap on the “Up Arrow” located at the bottom-left corner, near the text box.

Tap on Up Arrow in WhatsApp on iPhone

Step #4. Here you’ll have a new option called “Share Document“, tap on that.

Tap on Share Document in WhatsApp on iPhone

Step #5. Select the source of PDF file from the options like iCloud drive, Google Drive or DropBox.

Select Source to Upload PDF in WhatsApp

Step #6. Now select the PDF file you wish to forward and tap on Send.

Send PDF File on WhatsApp on iPhone

You can also share a PDF file from third-party apps like Dropbox and Microsoft OneDrive. After you send a PDF as an attachment to anyone, he / she will get an inline text preview and after the receiver downloads it, he/she can view the entire file. Apart from this feature, the new version has also made some under the hood enhancement for better functionality.

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Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is the founder and editor-in-chief who takes care of audio, visual, and textual contents uploaded on He is passionate about wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.

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