Good News? WhatsApp is now allowing its users to edit WhatsApp messages. The Message editing feature is only applicable to text messages for up to 15 minutes after they are sent. Until now this feature was under development and is now being rolled out to all the users globally.
Previously WhatsApp users only have the option to option to delete their text messages on WhatsApp in case of a typo or simply change their mind. Now the instant chatting app owned by Meta is rolling out an edit option. So now you have two options either to delete a wrong message or to edit a typo on a text message. Both these features are really helpful to users as one will save you from sending a text to the wrong contact and the newest one will save you time from deleting and re-writing an entire text again.
Is it for all? Yes, the WhatsApp edit text message feature is being released to all users across the globe this includes the Android and iOS app, as well as the Web interface.
The best part is one can edit messages on WhatsApp as soon as they realise they have made a typo or sent the wrong one. You will only have up to 15 minutes after the message is sent so that no one can edit the text after a set time limit therefore you are safe from any fraud.
How to edit a text to make corrections without deleting an entire message?
To edit a WhatsApp text all you need to do is long press and hold on a text message after you have sent it. A menu with the option to ‘edit’ will appear and you will be able to make your corrections. However, an edited tag will be shown soon after you have edited the message. In addition to this, a timestamp will also appear. The best part, the receiver will know you have made the correction to the text message but they will never know what corrections have been done as they don’t have access to the editing history.
As with all personal messages, media and calls, your messages and the edits you make are protected by end-to-end encryption.
While announcing the feature WhatsApp said, “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.”
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