Good news for WhatsApp users. After extensive beta tests, Meta is now equipping its popular messenger with the option of editing messages that have already been sent. However, typing errors and the like can only be eliminated for 15 minutes afterwards.
- WhatsApp users have the ability to edit messages they have already sent.
- Changes can be made within a 15-minute window after sending the message.
- Recipients will receive notifications about the corrected message.
WhatsApp: Finally, subsequent editing is possible!
Users of the WhatsApp messaging application had to wait a long time for messages to be edited, and now the long overdue function has finally started. The Meta subsidiary is now officially announcing this in a blog post. However, the update will be distributed in waves, which means that the worldwide rollout can take a few weeks.
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That’s how it’s done:
“Tap and hold a sent message and select Edit from the menu that appears. This option is available for up to 15 minutes after the message is sent.”
If a message is successfully edited, it will be displayed as “edited” to the recipient. In this way, the chat partner is informed about the correction, but without the possibility of viewing a change history. Furthermore, WhatsApp emphasizes that all changes made to the text, as well as personal messages, media and calls in general, are end-to-end encrypted.
More WhatsApp innovations in 2023
A number of changes have already been made this year. Personal conversations can now be additionally protected with a password, surveys can be posted in group chats, WhatsApp accounts can be used on multiple phones and many new account protection options can be used. In addition, the messenger’s desktop app for Windows has been completely overhauled, status reports and call functions have been improved and the avatars known from the meta platform have been introduced.
WhatsApp is one of the most popular and important apps in Germany. Statistics from the last few years show that more than 50 million Germans use WhatsApp every day. The number of users worldwide is said to be over two billion.