Meta introduces editable messages on WhatsApp. The messaging service announced the new feature via its blog, although the feature has been spotted in beta versions of its apps for several months. WhatsApp’s blog notes that the feature has already started rolling out worldwide and will be available to all users “in the coming weeks.”
You access the function by long pressing on the message you want to edit and selecting “edit”. Messages can be edited for up to 15 minutes, so you won’t be able to correct older mistakes. Edited messages will display a small “edited” notice next to their timestamp to let chat participants know they’ve been changed. It’s a very similar approach to the one Apple took with iMessage when it added its version of the feature last year.
WhatsApp has long offered users the ability to delete messages, so it’s technically already possible to correct typos by deleting the offending message and resending it. But deleting a message replaces it with a “this message has been deleted” notification, which can seem messy. Simply editing a message should be much neater.
The launch of editable messages comes during an unusually busy month for WhatsApp. This month alone, it released a new app for Wear OS smartwatches, introduced new options for polls and captions, and announced a new locked chat feature.
Source: PC Press by pcpress.rs.
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