Instant messaging service WhatsApp is reportedly testing a new feature for Android that would allow users to exchange documents with a caption. This comes after reports that the Meta-owned IM service is testing a paid membership option. Multiple features of WhatsApp, available for both Android and iOS, are always being tested in beta.
WABetaInfo claims that the new document caption feature is available in the latest version of WhatsApp for Google Play Beta (22.214.171.124). The feature (now available only for Android beta testers) is described in detail, and screenshots showing its operation are included in the paper.
Supposedly, the update would let people add captions to files they send out. An Android ‘caption bar’ will allow users to add a caption to any file. Whenever a user tries to pick a file, the caption bar needs to load.
Captioned documents are simpler to find and search through, therefore this function can be useful. For the time being, this function is only available to a small group of Android beta testers, but Meta plans to expand access to it to a wider audience soon.
In case you forgot, WhatsApp apparently provides its premium business users with some extra tools that help them better connect with their consumers.
WABetaInfo now reports that with the most recent beta release on Android and iOS through the Play Store and TestFlight, the messaging platform is testing the subscription plan for select business users.
WABetaInfo claims that WhatsApp’s paid subscription service will be entirely voluntary. Users at the Business tier can opt-in to pay for the premium services if they’d like, but are under no obligation to do so.
Users of WhatsApp for Business can enable the subscription feature in the app’s settings. The WhatsApp Premium feature, it has been reported, will become available to beta testers. By selecting the button, they can pay the subscription fee and join the plan. According to WABetaInfo, the cost of a subscription varies from country to country.