WhatsApp introduces edit feature with hooks

WhatsApp users get more control over their chats because they can edit messages afterwards. However, this only works for a short time after sending.

Twitter resisted this for a long time and ultimately introduced an edit button. Posts can be edited on LinkedIn, but messages cannot. With the WhatsApp messaging service, which is used by over two billion users worldwide, an editing function for messages has been one of the most popular features for years. After information about the development of such a feature came to light in autumn 2022, the Meta subsidiary has now introduced the editing function. As early as mid-May, we reported on the new function, WhatsApp, with reference to WABetaInfo officially presented on their own blog.

Anyone who has made a mistake in a message, wants to change the wording or add more content to a text can now do so thanks to the editing function; but only a short time after sending.

WhatsApp lets you edit messages afterwards – for a quarter of an hour

The catch that the new editing feature has relates to the usage time of the same. Because users can only edit a message up to 15 minutes after sending it. On the blog, the company explains how this works:

It’s easy. Tap and hold a sent message and select ‘Edit’ from the menu that appears. This option is available up to 15 minutes after the message was sent.

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg also unveiled the new feature on his Facebook page, along with a sample graphic of edited text.

Edited messages are shown as “edited” in the app. The recipients of such a subsequently edited message are therefore informed about the correction. However, they cannot see the change history. Changed messages are still end-to-end encrypted on WhatsApp.

The new editing function is already being rolled out for users worldwide. It should be available to everyone in the coming weeks.

Chat lock on WhatsApp:

Secure individual chats with a password

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