Have you ever sent a message on WhatsApp and immediately realized there was a typo or an error? This is what an average user has experienced at least more than once on the messaging app.
This is going to change moving forward as the Meta-owned platform has rolled out a new feature that enables users to edit messages even after being sent.
With the new “Edit Message” feature, you now have a window of up to 15 minutes to modify the text of your sent messages.
This update brings a sigh of relief to anyone who has ever wished for a way to fix these mistakes.
A blog post message from WhatsApp explains the update
For the moments when you make a mistake, or simply change your mind, you can now edit your sent messages.
From correcting a simple misspelling to adding extra context to a message, we’re excited to bring you more control over your chats. All you need to do is long-press on a sent message and choose ‘Edit’ from the menu for up to fifteen minutes after.
Edited messages will display ‘edited’ alongside them, so those you’re messaging are aware of the correction without showing edit history. As with all personal messages, media and calls, your messages and the edits you make are protected by end-to-end encryption.
This feature has started rolling out to users globally and will be available to everyone in the coming weeks.
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