Users may now edit sent messages on WhatsApp. Learn how to use it, the greatest difference, the time restriction, and more.
One of the most eagerly awaited features of WhatsApp, Modify message, has finally been revealed. Messages sent through WhatsApp can now be edited after they are sent. CEO of WhatsApp parent company Meta Mark Zuckerberg made the same announcement in a Facebook post.
Users of WhatsApp will now have 15 minutes after pressing the "send" button to make changes to a message.
To edit a message in WhatsApp, tap the edit option while holding down the message.
The time stamp of the altered messages will be marked with a "edited" label or tag to indicate the change.
WhatsApp won't keep track of any corrections. The earlier iterations of altered messages won't be visible to other users as a result.
Users previously had to either completely remove a message or write a correction in a different message.
According to Meta, the feature is already being made available to WhatsApp users and will be made universally accessible in a few weeks.
We're thrilled that you will now have more control over your discussions, including the ability to edit typos or provide extra information. After 15 minutes of sending the message, you must tap and hold it for a few seconds before choosing the "Edit" option from the menu, the business explained in a blog post.
Message editing has long been a feature of Telegram and Signal, two of WhatsApp's rivals.
Apple also made it possible to edit and return texts sent using iMessage with iOS 16. The edit button was first made available to premium users of the microblogging service Twitter last year.