Messages can now be edited on WhatsApp with a 15-minute time limit.
One of the most anticipated features for WhatsApp today has finally been revealed: message editing.
In a Facebook post, Mark Zuckerberg mentioned that users can now edit a message within 15 minutes of sending it. If you wish to change a message, you can hold down on the message and tap the edit option.The time stamp of the altered messages will be marked with the word “edited” to indicate the change. The app won’t keep track of any rectification history, though. The earlier iterations of altered messages won’t be visible to other users.
We’re thrilled that you will now have more control over your discussions, including the ability to edit typos or provide extra information. Within 15 minutes of sending the message, you must tap and hold it for a few seconds before choosing the “Edit” option from the menu, the business explained in a blog post.
Users previously had to either completely remove a message or write a correction in a different message. The chat app extended the window of opportunity to remove a message from two days (48 hours) to 60 hours last year.