Alert! People are just realising, WhatsApp edit option does not edit image captions!

Users cannot edit photo captions, unlike text captions.

| Updated on: Jul 12 2023, 10:44 IST
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1/6 WhatsApp outage has hit users across India. WhatsApp down is trending on social media as the messaging app isn't responding for more than 25,000 users, as per the reports on DownDetector. (Bloomberg)
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2/6 WhatsApp not working complaints started at around 12:20 PM in India. As of writing this WhatsApp outage is still continuing, much to the disappointment and dismay of the readers. Thousands of users have become frustrated with not being able to use the platform. (Pixabay)
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3/6 WhatsApp outage has made the app totally unresponsive, resulting in users not being able to send or receive messages. Many have also complained that they were unable to even update status on the app. (Pixabay)
4/6 WhatsApp is yet to provide any reason behind this outage, and so is Meta, its owner. Some users are also complaining of service outages on Instagram, although that is much lesser at this point. (REUTERS)
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5/6 According to user reports on Twitter, the issue is not exclusive to India. Indonesia is also facing the same issue and it could be spread to some other regions as well. (Reuters)
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6/6 Many users have taken to Twitter to complain about the issue as they are not able to send important messages. WhatsApp Business account owners are also unable to operate their business and resolve any customer query due to the problem. It is not known when the app might begin working again. (MINT_PRINT)
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The most requested edit feature of Whatsapp was launched in May. (Pixabay)

WhatsApp's new edit button is a great way to fix typos or correct mistakes in your messages. You can just tap on the text, go to the3 dots given in the right corner of your screen, simply choose the Edit button and you'll be able to edit your text. However, there is one thing you can't edit with the button: photo captions. Oh yes, it does not work on video captions either.

If you send a photo with a caption, and you later realize that the caption or something else is wrong, you won't be able to edit it with the edit button. You'll have to delete the message and send it again with the correct caption. And that will raise a whole lot of questions in the mind of the receiver about your intentions.

This is because the edit button only works for text messages. Photo captions are considered to be part of the image itself, and they can't be edited separately.

It's important to keep this in mind when you're sending messages with photos. Make sure to check your captions carefully before you hit send, or you'll have to delete the message and start over.

WhatsApp edit feature was launched in May and it is considered to be one of the most important features as it saves users from so many problems and embarrassment.

Here are some tips for avoiding the issue of sending wrong or embarrassing texts:

1-Proofread your messages carefully before you send them.

2-If you're sending a photo with a caption, verify it at least twice.

4-If you do make a mistake in a photo caption, you can always delete the message and send it again with the correct caption.

5-Please keep in mind that the edit message has a time limit of only 15 minutes after you send it.

By the way, always keep your WhatsApp app updated to the latest version in order to enjoy the benefit of all the latest features. Not just that, it will also ensure your WhatsApp account is able to enjoy the latest security updates that the app rolls out from time to time.

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First Published Date: 12 Jul, 09:38 IST