WhatsApp will soon provides offline file sharing

Radwa Saleh - | Technology

WhatsApp, file transfer, without internet, necessary permissions, how to use the feature, privacy, Android system, building permits,

The sources explained that this feature will enable users to share documents, photos and other files with their contacts without requiring a direct Internet connection.

The sources indicated that the latest beta version of the application for the Android system, which WhatsApp is testing, is called “People Nearby,” and it works similarly to the famous Android feature Nearby Share and the AirDrop feature on Apple devices.

People Nearby feature:

WhatsApp uses Bluetooth technology to transfer files between devices, so the transfer process does not require an Internet connection, There will also be a dedicated section in the application settings that detects nearby people, and through that section files can be sent and received.

How to use the feature:

The sources explained that to use this feature, it is required to grant the WhatsApp application all the necessary permissions for the feature to work properly, and these permissions include access to stored files, Bluetooth, and geographical location to find and connect to nearby devices.

To use this feature, you can go to Settings, then choose “People Nearby", and this feature will automatically search for nearby devices,noting that the feature must be turned on in the two connected devices in order for the transmission process to be completed.

The transmission process will be protected by “end-to-end encryption” technology, and the phone number will remain hidden during the process, to maintain privacy.

This feature is currently still under development for the application version on the Android system, and there is no information regarding its availability for iPhone users.

Abu Dhabi uses artificial intelligence to facilitate building permit procedures:

The sources reported that the (Department of Municipalities and Transport - Abu Dhabi) launched solutions based on artificial intelligence to facilitate building permit procedures in the emirate, which is a building information modeling (BIM) platform, an automated plan review system (APRS), and a chatbot for virtual assistance in obtaining building permits.

The sources continued that the platform contributes to presenting engineering drawings in the traditional two-dimensional manner, as the system converts them into three-dimensional models to conduct comprehensive reviews of the project.

The platform also provides integrated support via a chatbot that makes it easier for users to access the necessary information about building laws and legislation approved in emirate.

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