New Delhi: After initially testing it for a few days, WhatsApp has now started rolling out the ability to add captions to a photo, GIF or video before forwarding it to other contacts.
Until now, WhatsApp never allowed you to keep a caption on a photo or video before forwarding it, so you ended up sending the caption separately as a text message after sending the photo. The alternative was to copy the photo and send it separately with a caption instead of forwarding directly from someone’s screen. The new subtitles feature lets you get rid of all that.
it only worked on whatsapp for ios. In a report, WABetaInfo confirmed that the feature to add captions to photos and videos you forward is now available on iOS, but on Android. As useful as this feature is, I don’t understand why WhatsApp would keep it exclusive to iOS and not introduce it to Android and other platforms like Windows and macOS.
How to add captions to a picture or video before forwarding
It’s a simple process. When someone sends you a photo or video, you can forward it with a long tap. On iOS, a menu will appear below or above the photo with a “Forward” option. Tap Forward, then select the contact you want to forward the media item to.
On the same screen, you will see a photo caption at the bottom. You have the option to remove the caption by clicking the X icon in the upper right corner of the dialog box. This way you can keep the caption of an image or video before sharing it with other contacts.
While this feature is handy, it still doesn’t allow you to change the caption. According to previous reports, based on functionality testing, users could change the caption of an image or video before reposting. A text box available next to the media item allowed you to remove the preset content and add your own content.