WhatsApp has just announced a great novelty, since it was reported that messages can now be edited.
Mark Zuckerberg noted in a Facebook post that users can now modify a message within 15 minutes of sending the message. If you wish to do so, you can long press on a message and tap on the edit option to modify the message. Edited messages will have an “edited” tag next to the timestamp to mark the change. However, the app will not keep any history of corrections. Other users will not be able to see previous versions of edited messages.
“We are excited that you now have more control over your chats, like correcting misspellings or adding more context to a message. For this, within 15 minutes of sending the message, you need to tap and hold that message for a while and then select the ‘Edit’ option from the menu,” the company said in a blog post.
Edited messages will show the status “edited”, so recipients will be aware of the correction, but they won’t be able to see the history of changes. As with all personal messages, media files, and calls, any changes you make will be protected by end-to-end encryption.
This feature has already started rolling out worldwide and will be available to all users in the coming weeks.