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WhatsApp Rolls Out Edit Message Feature, Allowing Users to Modify Text within 15 Minutes After Being Sent

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WhatsApp users can now rejoice as the messaging platform has introduced a highly anticipated feature – the ability to edit sent text messages. This new feature allows users to modify their messages within a window of up to 15 minutes after delivery, providing a valuable opportunity to correct errors or make necessary changes.

The news of this feature initially emerged last week when it was reported that WhatsApp was testing the functionality on the beta versions of its Android and iOS apps, as well as on the Web interface. Now, the feature has been officially rolled out to users worldwide, bringing added convenience and flexibility to messaging conversations.

WhatsApp users are already familiar with the option to delete sent messages. However, the ability to edit a sent message takes things a step further by eliminating the need to completely erase and retype the entire text. This saves valuable time and effort, particularly when minor adjustments or corrections are required.

You can now edit Whatsapp message after being sent

Credit: Mark Zuckerberg Facebook bost

The announcement of this new feature was made by Mark Zuckerberg, the head of Meta, WhatsApp’s parent company. In a Facebook post, Zuckerberg highlighted how the edit message feature enhances the user experience by allowing individuals to rectify mistakes with ease, without having to resort to deleting the entire message.

To take advantage of this feature, users need to ensure that they have the latest updates installed on their Android or iOS devices. Additionally, the edit message functionality can also be accessed through the Web interface of WhatsApp. To edit a sent message, users can simply long-press and hold on the specific message, and from the menu that appears, select the ‘edit’ option. This will enable them to modify the content of the message as needed.

It is important to note here that all the edited messages will be shown with an ‘edited’ tag written along the time stamp. Hence, the receiver will know if a message has been edited, but will not be able to access the editing history of the text. 

By introducing the ability to edit sent messages, WhatsApp is catering to the evolving needs and preferences of its user base. This feature empowers individuals to communicate more effectively by allowing them to correct errors or improve the clarity of their messages even after they have been sent. It is yet another step towards enhancing the overall messaging experience on the popular platform.

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