WhatsApp is introducing a new feature to enhance user experience, as reported by WaBetaInfo. The popular instant messaging app is currently testing an update called “Description for Forwarded Messages” among selected beta testers, as mentioned on the app-tracking website.
This new feature holds significance as it aims to address the issue of confusion that may arise when forwarded media lacks a caption, according to the website’s report.
The latest update, version 22.214.171.124, has been submitted by WhatsApp. However, it may not be immediately accessible to all accounts, and only certain beta testers currently have access to it, as per the website’s findings.
With this update, users will now have the ability to add a custom description to forwarded images by simply removing the existing caption, offering a seamless and convenient way to provide additional context to shared media.
This feature proves to be beneficial when the existing caption fails to accurately depict the image, or when a different description is desired to be attached, as stated by WaBetaInfo.
“When you remove the current caption and add your own, the new description will be sent as a separate message, informing recipients that it is not part of the original message,” explained WaBetaInfo.
By utilizing this feature, WhatsApp users can provide additional context to forwarded media, allowing them to elaborate on why they forwarded the media and share their thoughts, opinions, or feelings about it.
However, it’s worth noting that some users may currently encounter issues with viewing status updates and downloading videos after applying this update.