It has been hard, but finally one of the features most requested by users is going to be present in the most used messaging app in the world.
Less than two weeks ago we talked about WhatsApp message editing was very close. The function it had been released in a betaand it was the beginning of something that users had been asking for for a long time. And something that, once again, Telegram had already been allowing for some time (but better late than never, right?).
Also a week ago we were talking about this feature as one of the most recent novelties that were about to arrive or had arrived at the messaging app, but now WhatsApp itself has confirmed it on your own corporate blog. No more having to write an explanatory text to disguise the errors, finally.
The long-awaited edition of messages is here
The company owned by Meta has advertised with quite a bit of hype this new feature, which works exactly the same as Telegram’s: click on the message you want to edit and, in the menu that will appear, do the same in To edit to change the content of the message if you regret sending it, or if there is an error.
Of course, the edition of messages will have a time limit: the app it will give you 15 minutes to edit any message that you have sent After that time, you will no longer be able to modify them. Also, as in Telegram, when you have modified the content of a message, the recipient will be notified. This, however, you will not be able to see what changes you have made.
Finally, WhatsApp indicates that this function It is already being implemented globally. It is expected that it will be available to all users in the coming weeks, so if it does not appear when you update WhatsApp, you will still have to be patient.
As we said above, this function is several years latebut at least it has arrived. It’s hard to believe that WhatsApp has taken so long to implement something so basic, which for many users reveals the significant deficiencies that the king of messaging has compared to the competition.
If you think that WhatsApp It has a lot to improve and you want to try other optionsDo not forget to visit the article on alternatives to the app that we have published.