WhatsApp will allow the editing of sent messages

The instant messaging platform announced that it will soon allow you to edit sent messages

WhatsApp launched the message editing function for the testers of the latest beta version of the social network for Android, with which you can correct a message that has already been sent, editing it later within fifteen minutes of sending it, both in chats with a recipient as in groups.

The instant messaging platform began to develop a function in June of last year that allows users to edit their text messages once they have been sent. In this way, it makes it easier for users to correct, avoiding having to delete them to rewrite them, for example, in case they have made a mistake when writing a word.

Now, WhatsApp has made this function available to testers for the beta version of the social network for Android. With this release, some testers can now edit text messages once they’ve been sent in both single-recipient and group chats.

Likewise, it was learned that there are no limits regarding how many times the same message can be edited. However, these changes must be made within a maximum period of fifteen minutes from the moment of sending. After a quarter of an hour has elapsed, the message cannot be edited again.

This time frame for editing messages is limited to fifteen minutes to avoid compromising the information and understanding of the conversation, since if the messages can be edited unlimitedly and whenever desired, there could be failures in understanding what is said.

Likewise, when the message has been edited, an edited label appears inside the message balloon, to indicate that it is not the original and to clarify to other users if a message has changed. Also, another feature of this feature is that messages can only be edited on the device from which they were sent and not from other devices where the account is syncronized.

Source: dpa

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