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WhatsApp may allow users to edit messages

2022 Jun 05, 8:47, Washington

Although Twitter does not yet have an edit button, WhatsApp is working on a solution to add a new edit feature to the platform. WhatsApp is testing the edit button on the app's beta version.

A text may only be removed once it has been sent; however, a planned feature may make it possible to amend texts after they have been sent.

'Wabetainfo', a website that keeps track of all WhatsApp-related news, noticed the functionality.

WhatsApp is said to have started development on the function five years ago, but it was quickly abandoned once it was reported on Twitter. However, it has now finally considered working on the edit feature again after a five-year gap.

The screenshot of the edit feature that is currently being developed has been posted by 'Wabetainfo'. When you pick a message you've sent, you'll see a separate edit option, as shown in the screenshot. Users will be able to edit their messages in addition to copying and forwarding them. Even after you've sent your message, you can use the edit button to repair any typos or spelling errors. Users can only delete messages under the current setup. It is not possible to delete or amend it once it has been sent.

"Probably there won't be an edit history to check previous versions of edited messages, but since this feature is under development, their plans may change before releasing the feature. In addition, details about the time window to let people edit their messages are unknown at the moment, but we will immediately let you know when there is news," reported 'Wabetainfo'.

The functionality was being tested on WhatsApp beta for Android, but according to the report, WhatsApp is working on introducing the feature to WhatsApp beta for iOS and Desktop as well, with more specifics to come later. However, because this feature is still in development, it is impossible to say when it will be ready for a stable upgrade, although WhatsApp may begin rolling it out to more beta users shortly. 


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