The WhatsApp It protects you from those embarrassing misspellings and missing commas by giving you the ability to edit messages – within limits.
We first saw hints of this update in the late March beta. The feature didn’t work at the time, but there were some clues to how it might work. From the look of things, not much has changed since then.
to fix the text, Meta states First you need to long press on a sent message and then select Edit from the menu that appears. Users have 15 minutes to make their corrections. Texts can’t be changed after the time limit, forcing you to live with the typos you made (or you can just submit a new text).
Changed messages will display “Modified” right next to them, showing others in the chat that some corrections have been made. It all works similarly to iMessage editing iOS 16. However, WhatsApp will not save any kind of editing history, which means that others will not be able to see previous versions of the texts.
Editable messages are currently being rolled out to users globally and will be available to everyone in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for the new update. We asked Meta if there were any other restrictions. For example, in iOS 16, users can only make up to five text edits within a 15-minute window. This story will be updated at a later date.
A very busy month
WhatsApp has been having a very busy month as the platform has seen multiple updates in a short period of time. Just last week, the app got a chat lock tool, ensuring that your private chat stays private which can come in handy if you’re on a shared phone. Prior to that, we saw the introduction of a single voting system ‘to prevent people from deviating [results] in multiple voices.
As for the near future, it looks like Meta will soon launch a “password reminder feature for end-to-end encrypted backups,” according to a recent post by WABetaInfo. The application will ask you to verify the password so that you can always access the backup in case you forget your login credentials. This particular update will be rolled out to both Android and iOS “over the coming weeks.”