WhatsApp to allow users to edit messages within 15 minutes

May 23, 2023

WhatsApp says it will allow users to edit messages within 15 minutes.

In a blog post on Monday WhatsApp advised:

"For the moments when you make a mistake, or simply change your mind, you can now edit your sent messages.

From correcting a simple misspelling to adding extra context to a message, we’re excited to bring you more control over your chats. All you need to do is long-press on a sent message and choose ‘Edit’ from the menu for up to fifteen minutes after.

Edited messages will display ‘edited’ alongside them, so those you’re messaging are aware of the correction without showing edit history. As with all personal messages, media and calls, your messages and the edits you make are protected by end-to-end encryption.

This feature has started rolling out to users globally and will be available to everyone in the coming weeks."

This will see the world's most popular messaging service match a feature offered by competitors like Telegram and Discord.

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