WhatsApp beta for Android what’s new?


WhatsApp is rolling out a new update through the Google Play Beta Program, bringing the version up to
What’s new in this update? WhatsApp is releasing the ability to forward images, videos, GIFs, and documents, with a caption, to some lucky beta testers!


Common questions Answers
Name of the feature? Forward media with a caption
Status? Rolling out
Compatibility? WhatsApp beta for Android is marked as a compatible update.
I’ve installed this update but I don’t have this feature. Why? This feature has been released to certain beta users. In case you don’t have this feature enabled for your WhatsApp account, you need to wait for a future update to get it.
Thanks: FastenM and Elias for testing and reporting!
Previous news? WhatsApp is experiencing outages worldwide

In the article about the WhatsApp beta for Android update, we posted news about the ability to forward images, videos, GIFs, and documents, with a caption. The feature was under development the last week and it is unexpectedly rolling out to some lucky beta testers after installing the latest WhatsApp beta for Android update from the Google Play Store!

As you can see in this screenshot, the best way to discover if the feature is enabled for your WhatsApp account is to forward an image with a caption: in case the feature is enabled for your account, a new message box at the bottom shows up that also lets you remove the caption by tapping the dismiss icon within the caption view. As we said above, this is not limited to images but videos, GIFs, and documents can be forwarded with their caption.

The ability to forward media with a caption is available to some lucky beta testers that install the latest update of WhatsApp beta for Android from the Play Store. If the feature doesn’t show up after the update, don’t worry since it is rolling out to more beta testers over the coming weeks.

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