My apologies if you mistook my previous post as some sort of attack towards you, I assure you that it is not my intentions at all. I don’t think it warranted such a negative and incendiary response from you.
I’m simply relaying what information I have to hopefully help others and I fully acknowledge that you are trying to help others as well for which I appreciate.
I know my English isn’t great (I sometimes misspell your and you’re as well) so from this line I received from them “We are aware of the issue and we are working on fixing it in a future update of WhatsApp.” I gathered that they are acknowledging the issue exists and even mentioned that they are working on a fix on their end. Granted you may interpret that in another way.
I too am running 1DQB7 (as attached) and the problem persisted for me until the most recent WhatsApp beta update. I am currently on version 2.17.74 of WhatsApp (also attached). Which is where I derived my logical conclusion. Now I fully am open to the possibility of it being something else entirely as you and I have different results. I'm in the process of trying to screen capture my phone to upload a video of how it works on one version and not the other and I will provide that as evidence to you soon.
As for why it took me a while to update this post is because I don’t actively check it until I receive notification that I have been quoted.
Once again, I am deeply sorry if I offended you.
As I mentioned above, I managed to screen capture both instances of WhatsApp. One on 2.17.65 where the caption bar is missing when capturing a photo directly from WhatsApp and also on beta version 2.17.74 where the caption bar is working.
Not working: https://youtu.be/I4lAjEPnmTc
I'm not saying this is the fix as you clearly have other ideas but it fixed it for my case and I hope you can see where I drew my conclusions from based on the information I've seen.
1) The wording of the support email from WhatsApp saying they "are aware of the issue and are working on a fix"
2) I'm also on firmware 1DQAS and others have also expressed the same bug on different firmware and even on different ROMS such as Lineage (7.1.1)
3) When on version 2.17.65 of WhatsApp the problem persists but on version 2.17.74 the problem is gone