How To Open Zip File In Whatsapp

WhatsApp is undoubtedly one of the most popular messaging apps around the globe today. It’s not just a platform for chatting, but also a hub for sharing various types of files – from photos, videos, to documents. One of the file types that you may often come across, especially if you use WhatsApp for work or school, is a ZIP file.

A ZIP file is a compressed file or folder that can contain multiple files or folders within it. While these files can be quite handy to share a bulk of data, opening them directly within WhatsApp can be challenging. But don’t worry! In this blog post, we will guide you through the process of opening ZIP files in WhatsApp.

Step 1: Download A File Manager App

The first thing you need to do is to have a file manager app installed on your device. This is because WhatsApp itself does not have the functionality to unzip and view the contents of ZIP files. There are several file manager apps available on both the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. Some popular ones include Files by Google, ES File Explorer, and File Manager +.

Step 2: Download the ZIP File

Once you have a file manager app installed, go ahead and download the ZIP file from the WhatsApp chat. To do this, simply tap on the ZIP file, and then tap ‘Download’.

Step 3: Locate the ZIP File

After the file has been downloaded, you will need to locate it in your device’s storage. Usually, files downloaded from WhatsApp are found in a folder named ‘WhatsApp’ followed by another folder named ‘Media’, and then ‘WhatsApp Documents’.

Step 4: Open the ZIP File

Now comes the crucial part – opening the ZIP file. To do this, navigate to the ZIP file using your file manager app and tap on it. If it’s a ZIP file, your file manager app should automatically give you the option to extract or open the file. If it doesn’t, you might need to long-press the file and look for an ‘Extract’ or ‘Unzip’ option.

  //Long press the ZIP file
  //Look for an 'Extract' or 'Unzip' option
  //Tap on the 'Extract' or 'Unzip' option

Step 5: View the Contents of the ZIP File

Once you have unzipped the file, you can now view its contents. The file manager app will usually create a new folder with the same name as the ZIP file where all the extracted files are located.

And voila! You have successfully opened a ZIP file in WhatsApp.

Remember, the exact steps may vary slightly depending on the file manager app you are using. However, the basic process remains the same. We hope this guide helps you navigate ZIP files in WhatsApp with ease. Happy unzipping!