WhatsApp is rolling out a new update through the Google Play Beta Program, bringing the version up to 188.8.131.52.
What’s new in this update? WhatsApp is releasing improvements to add a message when forwarding media, and it is available to some beta testers!
|Name of the feature?||Add message|
|Compatibility?||WhatsApp beta for Android 184.108.40.206 is marked as a compatible update.|
|I’ve installed this update but I don’t have this feature. Why?||This feature is available to some beta testers, and it is rolling out to more people over the coming days.|
|Thanks:||Sc, for testing and reporting.|
|Previous news?||WhatsApp beta for iOS 220.127.116.11: what’s new? WhatsApp is releasing a feature to transfer chats to another iPhone without using iCloud!|
In the article about the WhatsApp beta for Android 18.104.22.168 update, we announced that a new feature to add more context while forwarding media was available to some beta testers. This feature was a nice addition in case you do not like the caption attached to the media you’re forwarding as you are able to remove it and add a new message. This feature was limited to images, videos, and GIFs, that already contain a caption but, thanks to the recent WhatsApp beta for Android 22.214.171.124 update available on the Google Play Store, WhatsApp is releasing an improvement for the feature to some beta testers:
As you can see in this screenshot, it is possible to add a message to the forwarded image. This was already possible in the past updates released last year, but it was needed to remove the caption from the forwarded image. Finally, thanks to the new feature, you can also add a message while forwarding images, videos, and GIFs, without a caption.
As we often do, we want to share with you our point of view on this new feature. Although it may seem like a minor feature, we believe it can definitely enhance the user experience by saving time, especially when you want to forward a photo without a caption and want to add some context to it. In such a case, you would normally have to write a message and then forward it to the chats to which you have already forwarded the photo. With this feature, you can add a message during the forwarding process even when the item doesn’t have a caption, and it will be automatically delivered to everyone who receives the forwarded photo.
The ability to add a message to forwarded media is available to some beta testers that install the latest version of WhatsApp beta for Android from the Google Play Store, and it is rolling out to more users over the coming days.
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