WhatsApp may soon let you edit sent messages
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(Pocket-lint) – WhatsApp is currently testing a feature that lets users edit sent messages on iOS, Android and the messaging platform’s web app.
As shown in the screenshots below – captured by WABetaInfo – WhatsApp is experimenting with the idea of allowing users to edit the content of a message even after it has been sent.
This isn’t the first time the app has tested this feature, of course. In 2017, a similar feature was tested, but it never made full messaging.
This time around, it looks like long-pressing a message and selecting the three-dot menu will bring up the edit option. From there, you will apparently be able to correct typos and other errors.
What’s unclear is whether the ability to edit these messages is time-limited or, perhaps more importantly, whether the individual message history will be accessible to other users.
Since this is just a beta feature, details may still be worked out by WhatsApp.
Naturally, that also means there’s no timeline for the feature’s full release – and that’s assuming it will actually be implemented this time around.
With WhatsApp kind of tearing itself apart when it comes to adding new features, it looks like the long-awaited edit option is likely to arrive at some point.
If you want to test the feature for yourself, you can join the WhatsApp beta program on the Google Play Store. Otherwise, you’ll have to cross your fingers and hope that this feature will be tested.
Written by Conor Allison.