WhatsApp will now let you edit your messages
WhatsApp's new feature will let users correct a simple misspelling while adding extra context to a message.
Monday May 22, 2023,
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Meta, the parent company of WhatsApp, has rolled out a new feature that will allow users of the messaging platform to edit messages for up to 15 minutes. This feature will be available to users globally in the coming weeks, the company said in a blog post.
Users can correct misspellings while adding context to a message.
"We’re excited to bring you more control over your chats, and for the moments when you make a mistake or simply change your mind," the blog post read.
To avail themselves of this feature, users need to long-press on a sent message and choose ‘Edit’ from the menu for up to fifteen minutes after," it added.
The company said the edited messages will display ‘edited’ alongside them, so those you’re messaging are aware of the correction without showing the edit history.
"As with all personal messages, media, and calls, your messages and the edits you make are protected by end-to-end encryption," the blog stated.
Recently, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a new WhatsApp feature called Chat Lock, which lets users protect their most intimate conversations with a password and secure them in a separate folder. When someone messages you and you have that chat locked, the sender’s name and the content of the message will also be hidden.
Over the next few months, WhatsApp will add more options for Chat Lock, including locking companion devices and creating a custom password for your chats so users can use a unique password different from their phone’s.
(The copy was updated to correct a fact.)
Edited by Suman Singh