WhatsApp chat typo can now be edited easily in 15 mins: Here’s how

WhatsApp chat typo can now be edited easily in 15 mins: Here’s how
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WhatsApp will now be supporting editing sent messages.

The time span given is the first 15 minutes of the message being sent.

While the edit history will not be visible, the user at the receiving end will see an “edited” status.

With the introduction of new features like groups and access on companion devices, and soon the release of animated emoji, WhatsApp is delighting users. However, its ‘edit message’ feature may well be the most useful feature WhatsApp has released in recent memory.

In its quest in competing with similar platforms like Telegram and Signal, WhatsApp has been trying to leave no stone unturned in trying to enhance the overall value of its messaging platform for all types of users – even the ones that are prone to making typos while typing hurriedly, and wished they had an edit message button to correct themselves for posterity. In the latest update, WhatsApp will now be supporting editing sent messages. Let’s see how that works.

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How WhatsApp ‘edit message’ feature works

Note that in order to edit your message, the time span given is the first 15 minutes of the message being sent. You long press on the sent message and select “edit” in order to use the feature. You can edit your WhatsApp message in less than 5 steps.

Previously, the application in the beta version allowed the users to change the message within 5 minutes. However, now it has been extended ahead of the roll out. While the edit history will not be visible, the user at the receiving end will see an “edited” status for the sent message barring any unethical use of the messaging feature. 

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The feature explores similarities with the other two competitors, Telegram and Instagram. Where the steps are similar to editing a sent in message. Where Telegram includes the edited status for the sent in message after edit, Instagram uses the simplest method of edit. For the most used social media platform, Instagram, editing the message is just long press, edit and save.

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WhatsApp, however, uses the editing method from Apple iOS 16. Where the messages are to be edited in a given period. However, there are limitations as to how many edits you can make in one message. 

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WhatsApp will follow its principle feature of end-to-end encryption while the feature is being rolled out across the globe "in the coming weeks."

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