WhatsApp is introducing various new improvements to its beta version of the app. The latest update brings along features such as a logout screen for multi-device and the ability to forward images, videos, GIFs, and documents with a caption. The newest WhatsApp update carries the exact build number 126.96.36.199/15 and can be downloaded via the Google Play Store.
WhatsApp Beta New Features
According to a WABetaInfo report, new WhatsApp features are currently being rolled out to beta users only. Once fully developed, the features will be made available to the general public. Let us take a look the latest WhatsApp beta update in detail.
Multi-device Logout Screen
As seen in the image above, WhatsApp will get a new logout screen that appears right after you log out of the app. The new feature will prove useful in the following scenarios:
- You can manually log out of WhatsApp from a second device by accessing the app settings.
- Users can choose to end an existing tablet session from their primary phone by heading to WhatsApp Settings > Linked devices.
- You will also be able to change your phone number by using the “Change number” option found under WhatsApp Settings > Account.
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Caption With Forwarded Media
The latest update will also add a new box at the bottom of the app, which allows you to dismiss it while you are still viewing the caption. This is not only applicable to pictures. Users can also forward documents, videos, and GIFs along with their captions.
The feature is currently being rolled out to select beta users on Android. As for the new Logout screen feature, it is still under development. However, we can expect the messaging giant to release the feature widely soon. Meanwhile, it is also working on a new editing messages feature for the app.
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