WhatsApp has launched a feature which allows users to now edit messages within 15 minutes of clicking the send button.
Mark Zuckerberg announced this via his Facebook page where he said: “You can now edit your WhatsApp messages up to 15 mins after they’re sent!”
Via a blog post WhatsApp noted: “From correcting a simple misspelling to adding extra context to a message, we’re excited to bring you more control over your chats. All you need to do is long-press on a sent message and choose ‘Edit’ from the menu for up to fifteen minutes after.
Edited messages will display ‘edited’ alongside them, so those you’re messaging are aware of the correction without showing edit history. As with all personal messages, media and calls, your messages and the edits you make are protected by end-to-end encryption.”
While some users appreciated this new feature, saying it’s very useful and much appreciated, others said it could be an issue.
“As much as people see this so much helpful, I later see the negative part where people will edit the whole messages and twist the story, customising themselves on something that doesn’t exist.”
Other social networking sites such as Telegram, LinkedIn, and others, already had this feature available to users. So, WhatsApp bringing it to users is a big advantage to so many, especially because of the several typos which are not always the users’ faults, but autocorrect trying to do its work, even when you’re correct.
The newly launched feature, which is currently being rolled out to users globally, will be available to everyone in the coming weeks, according to the platform.