Global Rollout of New ‘Edit’ Feature Announced by WhatsApp
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WhatsApp Announces ‘Edit’ Feature to Roll Out Globally Over ‘Coming Weeks’

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Global instant-messaging giant, WhatsApp, announced on May 22 that it will introduce a new "Edit" feature allowing users to make changes to sent messages.

The move aims to align WhatsApp with competitors such as Telegram and Signal, which already offer this function.

WhatsApp, which is part of U.S. technology giant Meta – the company that also owns Facebook and Instagram – has confirmed that its users will be able to edit messages within 15 minutes of them being sent out.

In a blog post published on May 22, WhatsApp said, "From correcting a simple misspelling to adding extra context to a message, we're excited to bring you more control over your chats."

The new feature can be activated by long-pressing a sent message (within 15 minutes of the send time) and selecting ‘Edit’ from the menu that appears.

Any messages altered after being sent out will be tagged as ‘edited’ for user transparency.

WhatsApp confirmed that the feature has already started rolling out globally and will be available to all its 2 billion users in the “coming weeks.”

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