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WhatsApp Now Allows To Edit Messages Within 15 Minutes Of Sent

One of the popular social networking, WhatsApp has now introduced an ‘edit’ option for messages, similar to what is already available on similar platforms like Signal and Telegram.

The charting platform has announced an editing feature to will allow users to alter messages up to 15 minutes after they have been sent to the recipient. The edit option has started rolling out worldwide and will be available to users in a few weeks to come.

  • To edit your message, you need to long press on the sent message and choose ‘edit’ option from the pop-up menu. You can only edit your messages within 15 minutes. 
  • Edited messages will also be flagged to the receiver and will appear as edited. However, unlike on Facebook, users will not be able to see the history of edited messages. The edit option for messages on Facebook came out nearly a decade ago.
  • Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the latest feature in a Facebook post, editing “Beast of Luck” to “Best of Luck”.

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Just they added, Messages that have been edited will have an “edited” notification displayed alongside them, although the edit history will not be shown so a user cannot view what the post said before it was altered.

WhatsApp is a popular messaging application that allows users to send text messages, make voice and video calls, and share various types of media such as photos, videos, and documents.

It was founded in 2009 by Jan Koum and Brian Acton, and later acquired by Facebook Inc. in 2014. WhatsApp has a large user base and is widely used for personal and business communication around the world.