Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the addition of the new edit feature in WhatsApp through a Facebook post. “You can now edit your WhatsApp messages up to 15 mins after they’re sent!” Zuckerberg wrote.
The texting app has been on a roll for quite some time. Multiple new features were introduced in the app recently, and the latest addition is the edit option. Users can now edit their messages within 15 minutes of sending them. This helps in correcting any sort of typo or mistake, keeping the chat box neat and tidy.
The method of using the feature is as simple as the delete for everyone option and disappearing messages. Users can just long-press the specific text they want to edit, and a pen-like icon will appear. The new feature comes just a week after WhatsApp introduced the chat lock feature.
In a blog post released by WhatsApp, it read that “Edited messages will display ‘edited’ alongside them, so those you’re messaging are aware of the correction without showing edit history. As with all personal messages, media and calls, your messages and the edits you make are protected by end-to-end encryption.”
The feature has been rolled out to users globally and will soon reach everyone in due time. Users must ensure that their Android or iPhone app is up-to-date until then.
The option for editing messages is relatively new to WhatsApp, as Apple’s iMessage already introduced the feature last year. Even rival messaging apps like Telegram and Signal already had this feature.