WhatsApp’s messaging feature has been in the news for quite some time now. WhatsApp introduced a limit of five messages against this. However, this is not to impose any restriction on forwarded messages. WABetaInfo has announced that the instant messaging platform has started working on a new feature where users can now forward videos, images, GIFs, etc. with their captions.
Just a reminder, if you were to forward a message, only the multimedia content would be sent, not the caption associated with it. As part of a new WhatsApp test, content will include a caption when forwarded to another chat or group.
According to the report, the feature is currently under development and not available to beta testers. However, it is expected to arrive in the beta version of the app soon.
Based on screenshots shared by WABetaInfo, a new interface will appear when a user tries to forward an image or any other multimedia content asking if they want to include a caption with the forwarded content. It is also important to note that this new interface will only appear if the multimedia content contains subtitles.
The interface also allows users to delete the caption by tapping the close button at the bottom.
For those who don’t know, WhatsApp recently started testing a new call linking feature. It allows users to create a link to a video or audio call and share it with others, including those who are not on WhatsApp. However, non-WhatsApp users would need to download and set up a WhatsApp account before joining the call.
Meta-owned instant messaging app WhatsApp is also rolling out the ability to speed up voice memos for Windows beta users. As reported by WABetaInfo – an online WhatsApp feature tracker, this feature allows Windows beta users to listen to audio messages by speeding them up to 1.5x or 2.0x.
“WhatsApp beta for Windows 2.2241.0.0 is marked as a compatible update, but some users may get the same feature on a different version as this is a rollout,” the report said. To check if your device has received the features, play the voice memo. If the playback speed button appears, you can finally start using this feature. Here it is noteworthy to mention that this feature is already available for Android and iOS WhatsApp users.