Mark Zuckerberg, the founder, and CEO of Meta, stated on Monday that billions of WhatsApp users can now change a message within 15 minutes of sending it.
Users must long-press on a sent message and select ‘Edit’ from the menu for up to 15 minutes.
“For those moments when you make a mistake or simply change your mind, you can now edit your sent messages on WhatsApp,” the Meta Platforms Inc-owned messaging service said in a blog post on Monday.
- This will assist individuals in correcting a simple typo in order to provide context to communication.
- According to WhatsApp, edited messages will include the word ‘edited’ next to them, so individuals you’re messaging are aware of the adjustment without seeing the edit history.
- Senders will be able to change their messages within 15 minutes of hitting send once the capability is available internationally in the coming weeks.
IT’S HERE 📣 Message Editing is rolling out now.
You now get up to 15 minutes after sending a message to edit it. So you don’t have to worry if you duck it up 🦆 pic.twitter.com/JCWNzmXwVr
— WhatsApp (@WhatsApp) May 22, 2023
Long-pressing the message and selecting “edit” from the drop-down menu will bring up the feature. The changed message will have the label “edited” but no edit history. Competing applications such as Telegram and Signal already enable users to modify messages, while the microblogging site Twitter gave select users the opportunity to edit tweets last year.