Huge WhatsApp update will change the way you send texts forever – check your phone now

A major WhatsApp update is about to be released – and it comes with a big change.

If you are a regular WhatsApp user, the way you forward texts will change.

Check your WhatsApp for a major forwarding update today


Check your WhatsApp for a major forwarding update todayPhoto credit: WhatsApp / WABetaInfo

It is now possible to insert subtitles when sharing media in the app.

This includes images, videos, GIFs, and documents.

So if you have an image with a caption and you forward it, you can keep the message as you forward it — as discovered by detectives at WABetaInfo.

And the same goes for other types of media: you don’t lose the caption when forwarding.

To get the change, you need to check your phone for updates.

Make sure you have the latest version of WhatsApp installed.

Then go into a chat and try forwarding a photo with a caption.

If the caption can be kept, you know the feature is active on your phone.

Don’t panic if it doesn’t work right away.

Sometimes it can take a few days (or even weeks) for major WhatsApp changes to fully roll out.

This feature has been tested in WhatsApp beta for a while.

If you want to try WhatsApp features before everyone else, you can join the beta to test upcoming changes.

Follow our guide below to get started.

How to get WhatsApp beta

To download WhatsApp Beta for your smartphone, you need to go to Google Play on your smartphone Android and search for whatsapp.

Scroll down the page until you see “Become a Beta Tester”.

Tap the “I’m in” button, then tap “Join” to confirm.

Now all you have to do is wait for the update to the beta version of the app.

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Join the WhatsApp beta iOS is more difficult and has a limited capacity.

Follow Apple’s instructions here.

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