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After years of requests from users, WhatsApp has finally added an Edit Messages button to its Android and web apps. So you can now edit your WhatsApp Messages with this feature.
This feature will allow users to edit their messages within 15 minutes of sending them, saving them from the need to send a second message to correct errors. Here are some key highlights of the new feature:
How to Edit Messages in WhatsApp
To edit WhatsApp message, long-press the text and tap the ellipsis to reveal a pop-up menu. Here, you can tap the “Edit” button to make the necessary changes. After submitting your changes, the message will display an “edited” label to indicate that it has been changed.
Time Limit for Editing Messages
Users will only have 15 minutes from the time they hit “send” to edit a message. After that, the text will be locked in as is. Unlike iMessage, which only allows five edits per message, WhatsApp lets you edit a message as many times as you want within the 15-minute window.
How to Enroll in the WhatsApp Beta
The editing feature is currently in beta testing. Users can enroll through the public beta testing program through the Play Store, or sideload the latest beta version from APK Mirror. Download WhatsApp beta v220.127.116.11 or newer, sign in to WhatsApp, and the edit option should appear.
Enrolling in the WhatsApp beta will allow Android users to try out the new editing feature before it’s released to everyone. While it’s not clear when WhatsApp will roll out message editing to all users, this new feature is sure to be welcomed by many who have longed for the ability to edit their messages on the app.
- WhatsApp is working on a feature that allows users to edit messages.
- Some users in the beta program of WhatsApp Web already have access to this feature.
- The latest WhatsApp beta for Android update (18.104.22.168) allows some users to edit messages within chats and groups.
- The edit button is available within the message options and the label “edited” appears within the message bubble after the message has been edited for everyone.
- There are no limits regarding the number of times a message can be edited, but editing must be done within 15 minutes of sending the message and it is not possible to edit a message sent from another device at the moment.
- The 15-minute limit is to prevent compromising the integrity of the conversation, and the feature only allows editing of text messages at the moment.
- The feature is rolling out to more users over the coming days and may also be available in the WhatsApp Business beta.