How to Edit Direct Messages on Instagram After Sending

Quick fix all your oops messages to perfect ones!

Do you sometimes get caught up in a conversation on Instagram and then send a message with a typo, an embarrassing autocorrect mistake, or realize that you could’ve phrased it better? Although you can always unsend the text instantly, it can be annoying to write the same thing once again.

Fortunately, Instagram now allows users to edit a direct message after they’ve been sent. In this guide, we will see how to do the same.

How to Edit Direct Messages on Instagram After Sending

How to Edit Direct Messages on Instagram

In its latest update, Instagram has launched its long-awaited Edit Message feature which was in huge demand from its users both for Android and iPhone, as shared via the Meta Newsroom.

However, the time window provided is 15 minutes, beyond which you may not see this option and hence, will not be able to edit, only unsend a message.

1. Tap and hold a message you’ve sent recently.

2. Select Edit from the list that appeared.

tap on edit

3. Edit the text of your message as required and once done, tap Send to update your message in the chat.

After editing a message, you’ll see Edited written above your message in the chat.

Also Read: How to Read Instagram Messages Without Being Seen

What are the Things to Know When Editing DMs on Instagram?

Here are some key points to consider about the message editing feature on Instagram:

  • You’re allowed to edit a message a maximum of 5 times. After that, the edit option is disabled.
  • Instagram has a 15-minute time limit for editing messages, after which, editing is no longer possible.
  • You can edit the message as many times as you want and the recipient will not be able to see the edit history.
  • Any message you edit will have a small Edited tag appear below it, informing both you and the recipient that the message has been modified
  • You can also edit messages containing mentions.

Will the Other Person Know If an Instagram Message is Edited?

Yes, the other person will know if an Instagram message is edited as an Edited label will appear below the message after you make changes.

Will Edited Messages Gets Replaced in Unread Notifications on Instagram?

Yes, when you edit a message that has not been read yet, the notification will reflect the edited content instead of the original message. 

Also Read: How to Know Who Deleted a Message on Instagram

Can they See the Edit History if the Instagram Message is Reported?

Yes, Instagram has mentioned in its guidelines that if your edited message is reported then the edit history will be included in the report.

How Can I Edit a Sent Message on Instagram Without Letting Others Know?

Unfortunately, there is no way to edit a sent message on Instagram without the recipient knowing. However, you can unsend the text, type once again, and send it. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. Does Instagram Notify a Person When You Edit a Message in Chat?

Ans. Although Instagram does not send a notification to the recipient when you edit a message, they can see the Edited tag that appears above the message, indicating that changes have been made.

Q2. Can I Edit a Direct Message on Instagram After It Was Seen?

Ans. Yes, you can edit direct messages even after they’ve been seen by the recipient. However, there’s a time limit of 15 minutes after sending the message.

Q3. Can I Edit Direct Messages Sent in a Group Chat on Instagram?

Ans. Yes, you can edit direct messages sent in a group chat on Instagram, with the same functionalities and limitations as editing individual messages.

Now as you can easily edit direct messages on Instagram, it will be helpful when you need to correct typos, rephrase awkward wording, or clarify their message.

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