The official announcement of this function was made through the blog of the messaging service on May 22, although this feature has been available in the beta versions of its applications for several months.
How to edit WhatsApp messages?
According to the blog of WhatsAppthe feature is rolling out globally and will be available to all users in the coming weeks, gradually over the next few weeks. devices.
To access the feature, simply long-press on the message you wish to edit and select “edit«. You will have a limit of 15 minutes to make changes, since after that time you will not be able to correct errors.
WhatsApp introduces “edited” notices
Additionally, when messages are edited, a small “edited” notice will be displayed next to the timestamp to inform chat participants that they have been modified.
This approach is similar to that used by Manzana at your service iMessagewhen they added their own version of the feature last year.
WhatsApp has long allowed users to delete messages, which technically allows them to correct typos by deleting the offending message and forwarding it.
However, deleting a message displays a “this message was deleted” notice, which can be messy. Editing a message should be a neater option.
WhatsApp keeps busy
WhatsApp is introducing the editable messages feature in a particularly hectic month for the company.
Just in May, the company released a new app for smartwatches. Wear OSimplemented new options for polls and captions, and announced a new locked conversations feature.