WhatsApp for iOS 23.16.72: what’s new?


WhatsApp has just submitted a new stable update for iOS, available on the App Store: the build number is 23.16.72.
What’s new in this update? WhatsApp is rolling out a message editing feature for media with caption, and it’s available to some users!


Common questions Answers
Changelog about? Message editing – media with captions
Status? Rolling out
Compatibility? WhatsApp for iOS 23.16.72 is marked as a compatible update, but some users may experiment with the same changes by installing the previous 23.15.78 update.
I have the same version but I don’t have these features, why? Although WhatsApp has officially announced these features, some users may receive them over the coming weeks, as mentioned in the changelog on the App Store.
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In the article about the WhatsApp for iOS 23.12.76 update, we announced a feature to edit messages. With this feature, it’s possible to fix your typos within 15 minutes after sending the message. However, this feature does not allow editing media with a caption. A few hours ago, the WhatsApp for iOS 23.16.72 update was released on the App Store. Thanks to the official changelog, we discovered that WhatsApp is rolling out the ability to edit media messages with a caption!

The official changelog still mentions that improved navigation for a large set of avatar stickers is available, as announced in the article about the WhatsApp for iOS 23.13.78 update. It also mentions updated UI that features translucent bars, announced with the WhatsApp for iOS 23.13.70 update. However, the best news highlighted in the official changelog is about the message editing feature, that now supports the ability to edit the media caption. Just tap and hold on a recent media message that contains a caption to check if the feature is already enabled for your account.

If you don’t have this feature, note that some accounts may receive it over the coming weeks, as indicated in the official changelog. Please stay ahead by regularly updating WhatsApp from the App Store and the TestFlight app to get the feature in the future in case you don’t have it after installing this update.

The new interface for action sheets is available for iOS users that install the latest update of WhatsApp from the App Store. Make sure to install this update to enjoy a better user experience.

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