WhatsApp, which is the fastest mode of communication between billions of people, has received some of the most useful and in-demand features like an option to report inappropriate messages for group chats, and to silence calls from unknown numbers.
WhatsApp Made Edit Button Available for Beta
Out of all the features the most favoured is the ability of the app to edit the sent messages. And earlier this year, the team was testing a prior version of this update that allowed users to delete messages 15 mins after sending them.
Now with the recent development, the edit button has arrived for the Beta users of WhatsApp, as reported by WABetaInfo, a dedicated portal which tracks everything about WhatsApp. “Just days after the beta version of WhatsApp web received the feature, some users on WhatsApp beta for Android 126.96.36.199 reportedly that they were also able to edit messages within groups and chats.”
A screenshot from the portal indicates that the edit button will be found under the three-dot menu when the user selects a message at the top right corner of the screen. “While there seems to be no limit as to how many times you can edit a sent message, there is a hard time limit of 15 minutes after which users will not let you modify the contents of the message.”
“And just like iMessage, WhatsApp users will be able to determine if a message has been edited or not using the ‘edited’ label that appears within the message bubble. If you are wondering why Meta is setting a 15-minute limit, it is because the edit feature is designed to be a tool that lets users fix their typos and mistakes.”
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“As of now, the edit feature is available to select beta testers and only supports text messages, but WhatsApp might change it in the near future. While the app is yet to share any timeline on when the edit feature will be available to everyone, try installing WhatsApp beta for Android and see if it’s available on your device,” mentioned indianexpress.