WhatsApp Introduces the Edit Message Feature
WhatsApp has announced the addition of an editing function that will allow users to change messages up to 15 minutes after they have been delivered.
According to a blog post, the Meta-owned messaging service has begun rolling out the editing function globally, and it should be available to all users in the coming weeks.
Messages that have been amended will have a “edited” notification next to them, but the edit history will not be displayed, so a user will not be able to see what the post stated before it was changed.
To use the functionality, hold down on a message and pick “edit” from the pop-up menu that appears.
Previously, the only way to fix a message that had been sent in haste or with an error was to delete it and send a new one, with recipients informed to the fact by the removed post being replaced with the statement “This message was deleted.”
“We’re excited to give you more control over your chats, from correcting a simple misspelling to adding extra context to a message.” “All you have to do is long-press on a sent message and select ‘Edit’ from the menu for up to 15 minutes,” WhatsApp explained.
Competing apps, like as Telegram and Signal, already allow users to edit messages, while Twitter gave select users the option to edit tweets last year. Twitter Blue subscribers get access to an editing function that allows them to change a tweet after it has been sent for 30 minutes.
Mark Zuckerberg, Meta’s founder and CEO, announced the WhatsApp adjustment on his Facebook page, showing a message that had been altered from “Beast of luck!” to “Best of luck!”
Facebook, which is also owned by Meta, began allowing users to modify their posts and comments approximately a decade ago. Instagram, another Meta social media platform, allows users to modify posts but not comments.