WhatsApp now allows users to edit messages: WhatsApp has finally launched a new Edit button feature for everyone. The platform just recently added an option to let you lock some personal chats and it has now rolled out yet another major update on the messaging app.
Can you edit a WhatsApp once sent?
WhatsApp users will get a 15-minute window to make any changes to the wrong messages that they might have sent to anyone. This is a very useful feature as one now won’t be required to delete full messages as the edit button will let you correct sentences or words that you think were not correct initially.
“We’re excited that you’ll now have more control over your chats, such as correcting misspellings or adding more context to a message. For this, within 15 minutes of sending the message, you have to tap and hold that message for a while and then select the option of ‘Edit’ from the menu,” the company said in a blog post.
How to edit WhatsApp messages on Android and iOS
- Press and hold to select the message you wish to edit.
- Select Edit from the message context menu (iOS) or the three-dot menu at the top right corner of the screen (Android).
- Enter your new message in the text field.
- Tap the green check mark button next to the text box to save your edited message.
The new WhatsApp feature will save people from the embarrassment of wrong messages. The 15-minute time limit isn’t too small and should be sufficient for many. Though, if you send a very long message, then the time limit might seem a bit shorter to edit the message.
The Meta-owned company has confirmed that it has started rolling out the new update for users, but do keep in mind that it won’t be immediately available for all the users because the app is used by billions and so, it will take a few days to reach everyone. Here is how to edit messages on WhatsApp that you may send by mistake.
How can I get the edit feature on WhatsApp?
In order to use the new edit messages feature for WhatsApp, you must update to the latest version from the App Store and the Google Play Store. If you are a power user, you can also download the latest APK file and sideload it on your Android phone.
Has the feature been released globally?
This feature has started rolling out to users globally and will be available to everyone in the coming weeks.