WhatsApp finally offers message editing but only for 15

WhatsApp finally offers message editing – but only for 15 minutes after sending

Today, WhatsApp has finally announced the launch of one of the most anticipated features – message editing is coming to Messenger. head of the company Meta* Mark Zuckerberg noted this in a Facebook post*that WhatsApp users can now edit their message within 15 minutes of sending it.

    Image source: WhatsApp

Image source: WhatsApp

To edit a message, hold it and then press the edit key. Edited posts are marked “Edited” next to the timestamp, but the app doesn’t keep a revision history and other users can’t see previous versions of edited posts. “We’re glad you now have more control over your chats, e.g. B. Correct typos or add more context to a message. To do this, within 15 minutes of sending the message, you need to press and hold that message for a while, then select the “Edit” option from the menuthe company said in a blog post.

Previously, WhatsApp users had to either delete the message entirely or submit the corrections in a separate message. Last year, the chat app increased the time it takes to delete a message from 48 hours to 60 hours. WhatsApp competitors like Telegram and Signal have long offered the ability to edit messages without time limits. With iOS 16, Apple also introduced the ability to edit and send messages sent via iMessage. Even Twitter introduced an edit button for paying users last year.

Meta* said the editing feature is already being rolled out to users and will be available to everyone within a few weeks.

* It is included in the list of public associations and religious organizations for which the court made a final decision to liquidate or ban activities on the grounds provided for in Federal Law No. 114-FZ of July 25, 2002 “On Combating Extremists”. has met activity”.

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