WhatsApp Will Now Let You Edit Sent Messages 15 Minutes After Hitting Send

WhatsApp has added another handy feature update, with users now able to edit sent messages in the app for a period after hitting ‘Send’. 

The WhatsApp roll out is a long-requested new feature: message editing following the recent update on chat lock Feature, which allows Users to hide messages .

As you can see in this example, you’ll now be able to update any sent message, within 15 minutes of submitting it, which will help to address small errors within your DMs.

The Meta-owned messaging platform on Tuesday said users will now be able to edit messages – as long as it’s within 15 minutes after sending. Adjusted messages will be shown in the chat with an “edited” label, without showing edit history.

“From correcting a simple misspelling to adding extra context to a message, we’re excited to bring you more control over your chats,” WhatsApp said in a statement.

The new WhatsApp feature follows a similar move by Apple’s iMessage last fall to let users edit messages up to five times within 15 minutes after sending. It appears WhatsApp’s edit feature will allow only one revision, according to a video the company posted to Twitter.

WhatsApp users can access the edit feature by long-pressing on a message. Editing has begun to roll out globally and will be available to the platform’s more than 2 billion users in the coming weeks, the company said. PAY ATTENTION: Remove These 10 Apps That Drain Your Android Phone Battery

WhatsApp has in recent years rolled out a number of privacy and commerce features for users and businesses operating on the app, as it seeks to boost usage and compete with rivals like Signal. In August, WhatsApp introduced the ability for users to check their messages without other people knowing they’re online.

WhatsApp’s new editing update is being rolled out to users globally from today, and will be available to everyone ‘in the coming weeks’.
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