WhatsApp brings new features to improve the user experience on WhatsApp for Android


WhatsApp has just announced four new features that improve the user experience on WhatsApp for Android: document caption, longer group subjects and descriptions, the ability to share up to 100 media, and avatars. These features have been made available for all users that install the latest version of WhatsApp for Android from the Play Store today!


Common questions Answers
Name of the feature? Document caption, longer group info, share up to 100 media, avatars
Status? Rolling out
Compatibility? Latest versions of WhatsApp for Android are marked as compatible updates.
My WhatsApp version is the latest one from the Google Play Store, but I still don’t have one of these features. Why? In case you don’t have one of these features, please wait for the next update.
Thanks: Sc and Saadh Jawwadh, for testing and reporting!
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Last week, we announced that WhatsApp was bringing new features to status updates on WhatsApp for iOS and Android, in order to offer to users a better experience when sharing their moments to status. Today, WhatsApp has just released a new changelog on the Play Store by mentioning new features that are finally available for everyone that installs the latest update of WhatsApp:

  1. Document caption: you can now attach a caption when sharing documents so you have a new way to describe them. After releasing the WhatsApp beta for Android update, we announced this feature for some beta testers and it is finally available for everyone.
  2. Longer group subjects and descriptions: in order to better describe groups, you can now choose a longer subject and description for your groups. We discovered this feature after installing the WhatsApp beta for Android update.
  3. Share up to 100 media: you can now share up to 100 images and videos within your chats, making it easier for users to share entire albums with their friends and family. This feature has been discovered thanks to the WhatsApp beta for Android update.
  4. Create personalized avatars: it’s possible to better express yourself by creating an avatar to use as a sticker and profile photo. In reality, this feature has already been released to everyone in the past after installing the WhatsApp for Android update, but WhatsApp is highlighting it in the official changelog again for those users who may still not be familiar with the feature.

Note that the attached screenshot is from an official changelog of WhatsApp for Android from the Play Store, so it indicates that these features are officially available for everyone. If you don’t have one or more features from this list, please just wait for a future update as they are released to even more people really soon.

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