In the latest update shared by Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, the online chat application WhatsApp now lets you edit messages within 15 minutes of sending them. Zuckerberg took to Meta’s Instagram broadcast channel to share the announcement.
In his text, the company CEO wrote, “You can now edit your WhatsApp messages up to 15 mins after they’re sent!”
To edit a sent text on WhatsApp, all a user has to do is long press on the text and select the Edit option from the top menu. However, a message can only be edited within 15 minutes of sending it.
Once the sender edits a message, it will be marked with “Edited” without revealing the edit history to anyone. The latest feature will help users avoid, silly spelling mistakes, as well as embarrassing moments. WhatsApp has recently, introduced Chat lock, which allows users to set a fingerprint password to hide and lock individual chats on WhatsApp.
The new update has started rolling out globally and soon will be available for all in the coming weeks. This comes after a number of the latest updates that were brought to the messaging platform. The company is constantly trying hard to win over people as it has been a subject of controversy over data privacy.
The new feature will help eradicate text and grammatical mistakes that a user often makes while typing. Now that WhatsApp lets you edit messages within 15 minutes of sending them, you will be able to make your conversations more professional, which will be extremely helpful to WhatsApp Business users.
Source: WhatsApp Blog