WhatsApp launches it’s long awaited edit feature on messages

WhatsApp with new 'Edit Message' feature /Source: The Economic Times

The long-awaited feature of ‘editing message’ on the widely used texting and chatting platform , WhatsApp has finally been launched on the app, as the users can now edit the message sent for up to 15 minutes, the hassle for deleting the message and re-sending has ultimately got a new solution to it, as now the user can simply edit the message and correct the sentence or words.

The platform has recently introduced a new feature that allows users to secure specific personal chats, and now it has released another significant update for the messaging app. This feature is highly beneficial since it eliminates the need to delete entire messages. With the edit button, users can now easily correct sentences or words that they believe were initially incorrect, without the need for deletion. By long-pressing the message and selecting the “edit” option from the drop-down menu, individuals can make necessary modifications. The edited message will be clearly marked as such, but the edit history will remain unrevealed.

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,” said WhatsApp.

Mark Zuckerberg showing WhatsApp edit feature / Image-: India Posts English

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!

This update has put Meta owned company WhatsApp with its other competitors like Telegram or Signal as they already allowed the feature of editing the message even after sending. Last year it was also seen that Text based short message blogging app, Twitter has also allowed message editing feature for a selected groups only, giving them a 30minute window to edit a tweet after it has been sent. This feature is thus important as its adds flexibility and reliability on the app for users as they want to send controlled and saturated content over the chatbox, assuring refining by rectification.

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