The long-awaited addition to AWhatsApp is now available: message editing.
The Meta-owned messaging platform on Tuesday May 23, said users can now edit messages – for however long it’s in no less than 15 minutes in the wake of sending. In the chat, adjusted messages will be labeled “edited” but will not display edit history.
In a statement, WhatsApp said,
“From correcting a simple misspelling to adding extra context to a message, we’re excited to bring you more control over your chats”.
The new WhatsApp include follows a comparable move by Apple’s iMessage the previous tumble to allow users to edit messages up to multiple times in the span of 15 minutes after sending. A video that the company shared on Twitter suggests that the edit feature of WhatsApp will only allow for one revision.
WhatsApp users can access the edit feature by long-pressing on a message. Editing has begun to roll out globally and will be available to the platform’s more than 2 billion users in the coming weeks, the company said.
WhatsApp has in recent years rolled out a number of privacy and commerce features for users and businesses operating on the app, as it seeks to boost usage and compete with rivals like Signal. In August, WhatsApp introduced the ability for users to check their messages without other people knowing they’re online.