For the moments when you make a mistake, or simply change your mind, you can now edit your sent messages in the trending WhatsApp.
From correcting a simple misspelling to adding extra context to a message, users now have more control over their chats. Users can 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. Recipients will be aware of the correction but won’t be able to see the edit history. As with all personal messages, media and calls, WhatsApp messages and the edits are protected by end-to-end encryption.
Many popular messaging apps and communication platforms, such as WhatsApp, Signal, and Telegram, have adopted end-to-end encryption as a default feature. This shift has raised awareness among users about the importance and benefits of secure communication in the face of data breaches, government surveillance, and the need for greater control over personal information.
The editing feature started rolling out to users globally in late May.