WhatsApp allows users to edit messages

Published May 23, 2023
Men pose with smartphones in front of displayed Whatsapp logo in this illustration September 14, 2017. — Reuters
Men pose with smartphones in front of displayed Whatsapp logo in this illustration September 14, 2017. — Reuters

San Francisco: WhatsApp has granted users one of its most awaited features — the ability to edit messages.

“For the moments when you make a mistake or simply change your mind, you can now edit your sent messages on WhatsApp,” the Meta Platforms Inc-owned messaging app said in a blog post on Monday.

With the feature rolling out globally in the coming weeks, senders will be able to modify their messages within 15 minutes of hitting send.

The function can be accessed by long-pressing the message and choosing “edit” in the drop-down menu. The modified message will carry the label “edited”, without showing edit history.

Published in Dawn, May 23rd, 2023

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