One of the most used social media applications, WhatsApp has revealed that its users will be able to edit messages sent not more than 15 minutes after. This new feature enables corrections, whether it is misspelling or desire to provide additional context and improvements effortlessly. Although, when a sent message has been altered it will display as "edited" alongside them, to inform the receiver that the message had been corrected or modified, without the need to search through the edit history.
WhatsApp wrote; "For the moments when you make a mistake, or simply change your mind, you can now edit your sent messages," To edit a sent message, it's as easy as a long-press on the message you want to modify. A menu will appear, and you simply select 'Edit.' You will have up to fifteen minutes after sending a message to make any necessary changes or enhancements.
To ensure transparency, edited messages will display the word 'edited' alongside them. This way, the recipients of your messages will be aware that a correction or modification has been made, without the need to delve into the edit history. We believe in open and honest communication, and this feature allows for seamless corrections without compromising the flow of the conversation.
As with all personal messages, media, and calls on our platform, rest assured that your messages and edits are safeguarded by our end-to-end encryption. Your privacy and security are of utmost importance to us, and we take every measure to protect your communication.
The rollout of this exciting feature has already begun, and it will be gradually available to users globally in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for the update and get ready to experience the convenience and flexibility of editing your sent messages like never before.
The chat app also introduced recently a 'Chat Lock' feature that lets users protect their most private conversations with a password. The chat will be secure in a different folder and the sender's name and the content will not be visible when a new message is received