WhatsApp has recently unveiled another set of features, and the company has now presented yet another function that could be advantageous for its users.
As per information from IANS, WhatsApp is gearing up to enable its users to edit captions for various types of media, such as photos, videos, GIFs, and documents. While this fresh feature has already been rolled out to some users, the rest of the user base is expected to receive access in the coming days. Both Android and iOS users will have the ability to make use of this feature.
Earlier in May this year, WhatsApp initially introduced the ability to edit text messages within conversations. Users are given a window of 15 minutes after sending a message to edit its content.
“At WhatsApp, we’re excited to offer you more control over your conversations, whether it involves correcting a minor spelling mistake or providing additional context to a message.
To edit a sent message, simply press and hold the message, then choose ‘Edit’ from the menu within a fifteen-minute timeframe,” explained WhatsApp in a blog post during the initial launch of this feature.
However, up until this point, there was no option available to edit captions attached to media messages, such as images, videos, and GIFs. With this latest update, WhatsApp has tackled this limitation.
Now, you can edit media messages in the same way as text messages—by holding down the sent media message along with its caption and selecting the edit option. Similar to text messages, you have a 15-minute window from the time of sending to edit media messages.
In a recent announcement, WhatsApp also revealed that it will facilitate the transmission of high-definition (HD) photos through the app—an eagerly anticipated improvement.
Previously, images sent via WhatsApp were automatically compressed, often leading to a reduction in image quality. However, with this new feature, users can send high-quality images to their contacts without worrying about compression.
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg also commented on this update in a Facebook post. He stated, “Sharing photos on WhatsApp just got an upgrade—now you can send in HD.” The post included a video tutorial demonstrating how to send photos in either HD or standard quality. The process for sending photos remains consistent, but there’s now an “HD” option located at the top, alongside the pen and crop tools. As a result, users can choose between standard and HD photo quality.