Users of Whatsapp can now send comments with media they forward.
Meta, the company that owns WhatsApp, is adding another feature to make sure users have a good time. This time, users will be able to add a description to photos, videos, GIFs, and documents that they forward, according to WaBetaInfo.
A website that keeps track of apps says that a new update called “Description for forwarded messages” is being sent to some beta users of the instant messaging app.
“This feature is important because removing the caption from the forwarded media could make the person who gets the message confused,” the website said.
WhatsApp sent in the new update, which brings the version number to 22.214.171.124. The website said that while the tool is available for some beta testers, not all accounts may be able to use it right away.
With this update, you can now add your own description to a picture you forwarded by removing the caption.
— WaBetaInfo — WaBetaInfo “This feature is helpful if the current caption doesn’t describe the image properly or if you want to add a different one.
“When you remove the current caption and add your own, the new description will be sent as a separate message so the recipients know it doesn’t belong to the original message,” WaBetaInfo said.
With this feature, WhatsApp users can add more information about the media they’ve shared. It lets people share their ideas, opinions, or feelings about the media and explain why they forwarded it.
But right now, people who have the update may have trouble seeing status changes and downloading videos.