WhatsApp has just submitted a new update through the TestFlight beta Program, bringing the version up to 126.96.36.199. The version marked within WhatsApp Settings is 188.8.131.52 and the TestFlight build is 23.8.0 (467453871).
What’s new in this update? WhatsApp is rolling out the ability to add a description to forwarded images, videos, GIFs, and documents, and it is available for some beta testers!
|Name of the feature?||Description for forwarded messages|
|Compatibility?||WhatsApp beta for iOS 184.108.40.206 is marked as a compatible update, but some users may be able to get the same feature after installing one of these builds: 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168.|
|I have the same version 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:||FastenM and Youssef Salem, for testing and reporting.|
|Previous news?||WhatsApp beta for iOS 22.214.171.124: what’s new? WhatsApp is releasing a new text editor for the drawing tool!|
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DESCRIPTION FOR FORWARDED MESSAGES
In the article about the WhatsApp beta for iOS 126.96.36.199 update, we announced a new feature available to some beta testers: the ability to forward images, videos, GIFs, and documents, with a caption, available to some beta testers. Previously, the caption was removed when you wanted to forward media with a caption but, thanks to this feature, you’re in control over the caption now. After installing the latest WhatsApp beta for iOS 188.8.131.52 update available on the TestFlight app, we discovered that WhatsApp is rolling out an improvement for this feature!
As you can see in this video, some beta testers can now include additional context to the forwarded image by adding a new message, in case they don’t like the current caption. After removing the current caption from the forwarded item, the new description will be sent as a separate message so everyone in the conversation knows it doesn’t belong to the original message.
This feature allows users to provide additional context and clarity to the forwarded media: if someone forwards an image or video to a chat, they can now remove it and send their own description, or why they found it interesting. In our opinion, this feature can help reduce misunderstandings and misinterpretations, and make it easier for others to understand what the media is about.
The ability to add a description to the forwarded message is available for some beta testers while forwarding media with a caption, and it is available after installing the latest update of WhatsApp beta for iOS on the TestFlight app. This feature is also rolling out to businesses on the beta versions, and it will be available for more beta testers over the coming days.
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