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Facebook to offer new file-sharing feature

Members of Facebook groups will soon be able to upload and share files with other users.

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FACEBOOK APPEARS TO be stepping up its battle to become a virtual one-stop shop for online services, as it confirmed the arrival of a new file-sharing feature.

Members of Facebook groups will soon be able to upload and share files with each other. The feature will allow a maximum file size of 25mb, Mashable reports.

It appears similar to the service offered by the widely-used app Dropbox.

However, music files and programme (.exe) files will be excluded from the service in an apparent bid to prevent it being used to infringe copyright.

Facebook confirmed to Business Insider that the service is available to a small number of groups from today. It will be made universally available soon, a spokesperson said.

The Facebook Group features help page appears to give some details of the service. It suggests that users can “share presentations, schedules, documents and many other file types” with other group members.

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