WhatsApp, the popular instant messaging service, is reportedly planning to introduce a new feature allowing users to add a description to forwarded media. According to a report by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp has rolled out a new update through the Google Play Beta Program that will enable beta testers to add a custom description to forwarded images, videos, GIFs, and documents.
The new feature will allow users to remove the caption attached to a forwarded image and replace it with their custom description. Once made available to a wider user base, the new feature will enable users to send a distinct message containing their custom description, thereby indicating to recipients that it is not a part of the original forwarded message.
This new feature can be particularly useful if the current caption doesn’t correctly describe the image or if users want to add additional context or captions to the media file. It can also help mitigate any misinterpretations that may occur due to the original caption.
While some beta testers have reported experiencing issues viewing status updates and downloading videos, WhatsApp is expected to address these issues with the next update.
In addition to this new feature, WhatsApp recently introduced three new security features to the instant messaging platform. These new features include Account Protect, Automatic Security Codes, and Device Verification, which the company claims will offer users an extra layer of protection.
The Account Protect and Automatic Security Codes features have been introduced to enhance the security of WhatsApp accounts. In contrast, the Device Verification feature works on the device level to keep users’ accounts safe.
As the world’s most popular instant messaging service, with over two billion users worldwide, WhatsApp continues to evolve to meet the needs of its users. With these new features, the platform aims to provide users with a more secure and customizable messaging experience.