WhatsApp allows you to edit messages within the first 15 minutes

Our first reaction is usually to quickly rewrite the wrong word and correct it. Or delete the entire message and rewrite it.

But now WhatsApp has announced a third option. Someone who needs to edit messages.

Of course, they can only be changed within the first 15 minutes of dispatch.

Tool, it already exists It is powered by two of its main competitors, Telegram and SignalIt will be available to 2 billion WhatsApp users in the coming weeks.


Users can correct anything “from a simple typo to adding more context to a message,” the messaging service reported on its blog this Monday.

“We’re excited to give you more control over your chats. All you have to do Long press the sent message and select ‘Edit’ from the menu Up to fifteen minutes,” he added.

WhatsApp graphic, WhatsApp explains how to use its new editing tool.

Modified messages will be labeled “edited” so recipients know the content has been changed.

However, they will not be shown how the message was edited.

Facebook and Twitter

Message editing is a feature introduced over a decade ago by Facebook, which also has WhatsApp through its parent company Meta.

At the time, Facebook revealed that more than half of its users access the site from cell phones More prone to typos.

On Facebook, modified updates are marked as edited and users can also check the edit history.

Last year, Twitter announced that its paying subscribers would be able to edit their tweets.

Tweets can be edited multiple times within 30 minutes of posting.

“You can participate in the conversation in a way that makes sense to you, and we’ll continue to work to make it effortless for you,” the Elon Musk-owned site added at the time.

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