WhatsApp has introduced a new feature that allows users to amend previously sent messages.
Meta’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, revealed in a statement on Monday that with the new feature, users of the instant messaging service will be able to edit messages even 15 minutes after sending them.
“You can now edit your sent messages on WhatsApp if you make a mistake or simply change your mind.”
“We’re excited that you’ll now have more control over your chats, such as correcting misspellings or adding more context to a message.
“For this, within 15 minutes of sending the message, you have to tap and hold that message for a while and then select the option of ‘Edit’ from the menu.”
Prior to the new capability, social media users had to erase messages or give edits in a subsequent message.
According to Meta, the feature is already being rolled out to users and will be available to everyone in a few weeks.
Users of other services, such as Telegram and Signal, have been utilizing messaging editing tools before WhatsApp, and Twitter had also granted premium users access to the edit button.