WhatsApp to Soon Let You Edit Sent Text Messages

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WhatsApp is bringing the edit button feature to its app.

You’ll soon be able to edit text messages you’ve already sent. This has been one of the most requested features on the Meta-owned messaging platform. For now, users have to add an asterisk to fix typos in a sent message or delete the whole message.

The edit button is going to be a more efficient way to fix your spelling errors.


As seen below, you long-press a sent message and a three-dot menu pops which options including copy, edit or info. Now you can edit the text and resend it. The test doesn’t show if there’ll be a time window and if the receiver will be notified if a text has been edited with an option to see the unedited text(revision history) as you can with Telegram.

This feature is first going to be available for WhatsApp beta users on Android, iOS and Desktop.

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