WhatsApp introduces message editing capabilities

WhatsApp has fulfilled one of its most highly anticipated requests from users by introducing message editing capabilities.
WhatsApp for calling on smartphone“For those moments when you make a mistake or have a change of heart, you can now edit your sent messages on WhatsApp,” the messaging app owned by Meta Platforms announced in a blog post on Monday.

WhatsApp will roll out the new feature globally over the next few weeks, granting senders the ability to modify their messages within 15 minutes of sending them.

To access the editing function, users can simply long-press on the message and select “edit” from the drop-down menu. The edited message will be labeled as “edited” without displaying the edit history, WhatsApp said.

While competing applications like Telegram and Signal already allow message editing, Twitter also introduced tweet editing capabilities to a select group of users last year.