Instant Messaging platform, Whatsapp recently launched a new feature through its parent company, Meta that allows users to edit sent messages on WhatsApp within 15 minutes. Once a message is sent, a small “edit” option will appear next to it, allowing the user to make necessary changes. This feature aims to alleviate the frustration and inconvenience that arise from sending typos, incorrect information, or poorly phrased messages, allowing the user to make necessary changes.
When a user selects the “edit” option within the 15-minute window, the original message will be replaced with a note indicating that the message has been edited. Recipients will be able to view the original message by tapping on the edited note. This transparency ensures that the context of the conversation remains intact, avoiding any confusion or miscommunication.
To prevent misuse, WhatsApp’s editing feature does not allow users to edit messages sent in chats with older versions of the app or in groups where the original message was quoted by another participant. These precautions are in place to prevent potential manipulation or misuse of the editing feature.
WhatsApp’s decision to introduce the editing feature is a testament to its commitment to enhancing the user experience. By addressing a long-standing user demand, WhatsApp strengthens its position as the messaging app of choice.