The message editing feature got an upgrade and it finally allows users to edit media captions. This expanded capability enhances communication by allowing users to edit captions for images, videos, GIFs, and documents after sending them, and it’s available after installing the recent versions of WhatsApp for iOS and Android.
|Name of the feature?||Caption message editing|
|Compatibility?||Latest versions of WhatsApp for iOS and Android are compatible.|
|I have updated my version of WhatsApp but I don’t have this feature. Why?||WhatsApp is currently rolling out this feature, and it will gradually reach everyone over the coming days.|
|Previous news?||WhatsApp beta for iOS 126.96.36.199: what’s new? WhatsApp is rolling out a new interface for the app settings!|
In the article about the WhatsApp for iOS 23.16.72 update, which is currently available on the App Store, we announced that the message editing feature got an upgrade. Specifically, thanks to the official changelog, we discovered that it was finally possible to edit the media caption. However, the changelog indicated that it would take a few weeks before users could experience this feature. Finally, after installing the latest updates of WhatsApp for iOS from the App Store and the TestFlight app, and WhatsApp for Android from the Google Play Store, we can confirm that WhatsApp is now widely rolling out this feature to all users starting today!
As you can see in this screenshot, the option allowing the editing of image captions is finally available. Just tap and hold a recent message with a caption to discover if the feature is already enabled for your WhatsApp account. In the past, this feature was exclusively limited to text messages. However, thanks to the latest updates, the feature has finally been extended to media messages as well. With the new feature, it’s now possible to edit captions for videos, GIFs, and documents, as long as it’s done within 15 minutes of sending the message.
Introducing message editing in WhatsApp allows users to correct mistakes and improve their communication, enhancing the overall chat experience. By extending this feature to images, videos, GIFs, and documents, WhatsApp allows users to enhance the clarity and context of those messages even after sending them, ensuring the best communication experience. It’s important to note that editing a message with a caption can only be done from the device from which the original message was sent.
The caption edit feature is available to some users that install the latest update of WhatsApp for iOS from the App Store and WhatsApp for Android from the Play Store, and it’s rolling out to more users over the coming days.
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