- WhatsApp will now allow users to edit messages within 15 minutes of sending them.
- The new feature is expected to roll out to around 2 billion WhatsApp users in the coming weeks.
- The move by the Meta-owned company mimics similar functions available from competitors, such as Signal and Telegram.
The new WhatsApp feature will allow users to modify their messages within a 15-minute window.
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WhatsApp will now allow users to edit messages, mimicking the feature offered by other messaging apps, such as Telegram and Signal.
In an update announced Monday, the Meta-owned app said messages can be edited up to 15 minutes after being sent.
The new feature is expected to roll out to around 2 billion WhatsApp users in the coming weeks.
“From correcting a simple misspelling to adding more context to a message, we’re excited to give you more control over your chats,” the company wrote in a blog post monday
“All you have to do is long press the sent message and select ‘Edit’ from the menu up to fifteen minutes later,” it added.
WhatsApp has launched a new feature, which allows users to edit their messages within 15 minutes of sending.
Modified messages will appear as “edited,” notifying recipients that a change has been made. However, they will not be shown how the message was fixed.
Some competitor messaging apps like Signal and Telegram already offer message editing features. Meanwhile, Twitter is also offering a 30-minute message editing window to subscribers of its Twitter Blue service.
Meta, which also owns Facebook and Instagram, has been known for its efforts to copy competitor apps over the years – some more usable than others.
In 2013, the company introduced Instagram Stories in 2016 to widespread success, following its failed attempt to buy the ephemeral photo app Snapchat. However, later, efforts to replicate the neighborhood communication app At the other door and celebrity video apps Cameos are both out of business.
The company is now news is preparing to launch a Twitter replica as early as June, with a focus on “creators and public figures.”