WhatsApp could soon let users edit their sent messages

What you need to know

  • WhatsApp found testing the ‘edit’ message feature on the platform.
  • Users may have up to 15 minutes to edit a message that has been sent.
  • This could avoid frequent deleting of sent messages with a typo.

WhatsApp is always seen testing features to stay ahead of the competition or even to catch up. One such feature is the ability to edit a sent message on the platform.

While its counterpart Telegram already allows its users to edit sent messages, WhatsApp is reportedly testing the feature on the platform (via WABetaInfo). It is said to be coming as a new update for beta users on Android devices through the Google Play Beta program.

Users on the beta program running the app on the version number are likely the lucky ones to test the feature before it goes public. They can test this feature either in one-on-one conversations or in groups.

WhatsApp Message Edit feature

(Image credit: WABetaInfo)

As per the shared screenshot by WBI, we can see a group chat in which there is already a sent message, which now has the new ability to get edited after the fact. Users would have to select the sent message and tap the three-dot menu in the top corner, revealing ‘Info,’ ‘Copy,’ and ‘Edit’ options.

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