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WhatsApp to introduce editing sent messages feature

By Jodi Jantjies

WhatsApp is introducing a new feature that will allow users to edit messages that they have already sent.

According to the official WhatsApp blog, this long-awaited feature is one of the most requested by users and will finally be available on both iOS and Android devices. The editing sent messages feature will allow users to edit messages that they have already been sent, correcting typos, and adding or deleting information. This will be a great relief for users who have sent messages with errors, or who have sent messages to the wrong person.

To use the new feature, users simply need to tap and long-press the message they want to edit; a menu will then appear, and they can select the "edit" option so those you’re messaging are aware of the correction without showing the edit history.

The official WhatsApp blog said all media, calls and personal messages– including the pre-edited versions – are protected by end-to-end encryption.

However, there are some limitations to the new feature. Users will only have 15 minutes to edit their messages after they have been sent. After this time, the message cannot be edited anymore.

At the same time, when a message is edited, a small message will appear next to it that says "edited".

Overall, the new feature is a welcome addition to WhatsApp, and it is expected to make the messaging app even more popular among its users.

With the ability to edit messages, users will be able to communicate more effectively, without worrying about mistakes or misunderstandings.


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