WhatsApp allows editing of sent messages

Many users wish that chats can be edited after they have been sent. WhatsApp has now obviously heard them and announced exactly this function in a teaser on Twitter without big words.

The teaser was quickly followed by the official announcement. And it also gives answers to the still open questions of the teaser. This means that you can make changes up to 15 minutes after you have sent a message. To do this, all you have to do is hold down a received message and then select “Edit” from the context menu. The message then bears the note “processed”. However, the recipient does not know exactly what was changed.

The feature is already being rolled out. However, it may take a while before it arrives on your smartphone.

However, a few questions remain unanswered. For example: When can the messages be edited? It shouldn’t be too long, that much seems clear from the teaser. But unfortunately, there is no date. The colleagues from WABetaInfo confessed in mid-May that they discovered the feature in the beta version of the iOS app. But there was no indication of a release date either.

There is also no information as to whether the feature is subject to restrictions, for example, whether and if so, to what period of time the possibility of editing is limited. But we will certainly find out more about that in the near future.


Screenshot from the gif that WhatsApp shared on Twitter. We linked the tweet below

WhatsApp has recently released some interesting features. The last involved locking chats with a password to keep them safe from prying eyes.

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