WhatsApp has introduced a cutting-edge functionality that empowers users to rectify any typos and errors present in their messages even after they have been sent. This noteworthy revelation was disclosed by the company in a recent announcement on Monday.
The core purpose of this exceptional feature is to endow users with an unprecedented level of control over their ongoing conversations and chats.
“In instances where errors are made or if a change of heart occurs, users now have the ability to modify their previously sent messages, “stated WhatsApp in a blog post. “Whether it’s rectifying a minor spelling mistake or adding supplementary context to a message, we are thrilled to grant users greater autonomy over their chats.”
In order to make use of this remarkable functionality, users are obliged to press and hold on a message that has already been sent, and subsequently, choose the ‘Edit’ option from the menu that appears. It is worth noting that while an ‘edited’ label will accompany the revised message, recipients will be unable to view the edit history. This particular approach has been implemented to ensure utmost clarity and preserve the privacy of the users.
“In line with our commitment to safeguarding personal messages, media, and calls, your messages and subsequent edits are protected by end-to-end encryption,” added WhatsApp. “This means that neither we nor any other party can access or peruse your messages or edits.”
The message editing feature is currently being progressively rolled out to users worldwide and will be accessible to everyone in the forthcoming weeks. With a staggering user base exceeding two billion individuals, WhatsApp stands as one of the preeminent messaging applications globally, widely embraced by users across the planet.
The company consistently introduces updates to its application, incorporating a diverse range of new features and enhancements. These include the likes of disappearing messages, stickers, voice and video calls, and various other additions designed to enrich the user experience.