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 a different layout for the feature that lets forward media with a caption.


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 testers. If you don’t have this feature, please wait for the upcoming updates.
Thanks: rubiokarim for testing and reporting.
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In the article about the WhatsApp beta for Android update, we announced that WhatsApp was rolling out new important improvements for forwarding media. In particular, thanks to the new feature released to some beta testers, it is possible forward images, videos, GIFs, and documents, with a caption. The feature was limited to be released to certain beta testers but after installing the latest WhatsApp beta for Android update, those users can notice a different layout for the forwarding view:

As you can see in this screenshot, we compared the old UI with the new one and you can notice that the company re-arranged the view by swapping the image with the message box and vice versa: it is a simple change but it looks better to our eyes, in our opinion. In addition, more beta testers are able to get this exact feature after installing the latest beta: just try to forward an image with a caption to discover if you have the feature enabled for your WhatsApp account.

The ability to forward images, videos, GIFs, and documents, with a caption has been released to some beta testers with the new arrangement and it is rolling out to more users over the coming days.

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