Following a recent update allowing text message editing within chats, WhatsApp is now set to introduce a similar feature for picture captions. Users will have the ability to modify captions within 15 minutes of sending the image.
- WhatsApp introduces caption editing feature for photos.
- Similar to text messages, users can now edit photo captions in chats.
- WhatsApp also unveils HD photo sharing capability for enhanced image quality.
WhatsApp is set to introduce an innovative feature allowing users to edit captions for various types of media, including photos, videos, GIFs, and documents. While currently undergoing limited testing, the feature is expected to roll out globally for iOS and Android users in the coming weeks, as reported by IANS.
This development follows WhatsApp’s recent introduction of a text message editing feature, permitting users to make adjustments to messages within a 15-minute window after sending.
Explaining the editing process, WhatsApp states, “From correcting a simple misspelling to adding extra context to a message, we’re excited to bring you more control over your chats. All you need to do is long-press on a sent message and choose ‘Edit’ from the menu for up to fifteen minutes after.”
With this update, users can edit picture captions by long-pressing the message, selecting “Edit” from the menu, making the desired changes, and then tapping “Send” to save the updated caption. This editing window also has a 15-minute limitation to prevent misuse or manipulation of old messages.
The ability to modify picture captions is a welcomed addition, facilitating typo corrections and minor caption adjustments, as well as the addition of extra information, such as links or locations.
Furthermore, WhatsApp has announced a new feature allowing users to share photos in HD quality, while maintaining end-to-end encryption for security. While Standard Quality remains the default option for photo sharing, users can now choose to upgrade individual photos to HD quality as needed. This ensures fast and reliable photo sharing, even under low bandwidth conditions.
In addition to these enhancements, WhatsApp, owned by Meta, has introduced screen sharing and landscape mode features for video calls. The screen sharing feature enables users to share a live view of their screens during video calls, offering the option to share a specific application or the entire screen. Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Meta, announced this addition on Facebook, enhancing the video calling experience on WhatsApp.