WhatsApp Introduces New Editing Feature For Chats


Instant messaging platform, WhatsApp, has introduced a new feature that allows users to edit sent messages on the app.

The new feature was made known by Meta CEO, Mark Zuckerberg on Monday.

According to him, sent messages can still be edited 15 minutes after it has been sent. Before now, users had to either delete a message or send a correction in a separate message.

However, WhatsApp’s competitors like Telegram and Signal have long offered functionality to edit messages. Twitter also introduced the edit button for paid users last year.

On Telegram, the users have up to 48 hours to edit their messages, which makes the 15 minutes offered by WhatsApp a very short window compared with Telegram. There is, however, a possibility of an extension of the window by WhatsApp. Last year, the chat app increased the time limit to delete a message from 48 hours to 60 hours.

The editing feature is the latest of several features WhatsApp had rolled out in the past weeks.

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