WhatsApp news of the week: forwarding media with a caption and call links


If you didn’t have time to read our stories posted this week about the recent updates of WhatsApp beta for Android, iOS, and Desktop, this is the right time to do it thanks to our summary. We announced 13 features and the best news of the week is about editing messages!


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  1. The first news of the week was a story about the ability to speed up voice notes released to users on WhatsApp beta for Windows.
  2. This week, we announced several new features for the native Windows beta app: shortcut page, zoom in and zoom out action for images, online status compatibility, and polls.
  3. After releasing the WhatsApp for iOS 22.21.77 update on the App Store, WhatsApp is introducing call links to quickly join voice and video calls thanks to a shareable link.
  4. WhatsApp is rolling out minor tweaks to the interface on Android beta: thanks to these changes, WhatsApp complies with the recent Material standards for Android regarding the typography and buttons.
  5. Some lucky beta testers were able to set up an avatar after installing the WhatsApp beta for Android update. This would have been the best news of the week for sure… but since WhatsApp has temporarily disabled the feature (probably due to a bug when setting up the avatar), we think it is no longer eligible to be the best news of the week. It will surely be released at a later date again.
  6. WhatsApp is finally working on forwarding images, videos, GIFs, and documents, with a caption, for a future update of the Android beta app. In our opinion, this is surely the best news of the week:

  1. WhatsApp is releasing the ability to create polls within one-to-one chats, after installing the WhatsApp beta for Android update. This is still limited to some lucky users.
  2. The same feature about individual polls has also been released to certain iOS beta testers after installing the WhatsApp beta for iOS update. As happens on the Android version, this feature is limited to some lucky users (even on stable releases on the App Store).
  3. WhatsApp is rolling out a business tools tab to iOS users that install one of the latest versions of the business beta app from TestFlight.
  4. WhatsApp is finally releasing media auto-download settings to some beta testers on WhatsApp Desktop beta.
  5. After releasing the WhatsApp beta for iOS update, WhatsApp is rolling out some minor changes when presenting reactions: up to 4 reactions now show up within chat bubbles.
  6. Thanks to the WhatsApp beta for iOS update, some beta testers are able to attach a caption to a document.
  7. WhatsApp is working on automatically muting large group chats, for a future update of the Android app.

Stay tuned for more WhatsApp news and updates coming next week!

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