Meta owned WhatsApp has announced an editing feature to allow users to alter messages up to 15 minutes after they have been sent.
The new feature for the messaging service has started rolling out the editing function globally and it should become available to all users in the coming weeks, confirmed WhatsApp official.
Speaking of how it would work, user need to hold the message until edit option comes, and then could edit the sent message. Messages that have been edited will have an “edited” notification displayed alongside them, although the edit history will not be shown so a user cannot view what the post said before it was altered.
Previously, the only way to correct a message sent in haste or containing an error was to delete it and send a fresh one, with recipients alerted with “This message was deleted.” However, the new feature would allow users to edit the message if mistyped, instead of deleting it completely. Announcing this new roll out 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 15 minutes after.”
Meta’s founder and chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, flagged the WhatsApp change on his Facebook page, showing a message that had been changed from “Beast of luck!” to “Best of luck!”
Notably, there are 2 billion users of WhatsApp across the globe, including 467 million users in India.
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