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WhatsApp to allow users to edit messages within 15 minutes

  • WhatsApp will now allow users to edit messages within 15 minutes of sending them.
  • The new feature is expected to roll out to nearly 2 billion WhatsApp users over the coming weeks.
  • The move by the Meta-owned company replicates similar functionality available from competitors, such as Signal and Telegram.

The new WhatsApp feature will allow users to change their messages for 15 minutes.

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WhatsApp will now allow users to edit messages, replicating a feature offered by other messaging apps, such as Telegram and Signal.

In an update announced Monday, the Meta-owned app said messages can be edited up to 15 minutes after they’re sent.

The new feature is expected to roll out to nearly 2 billion WhatsApp users over the coming weeks.

The company wrote in blog post Monday.

She added, “All you have to do is long-press on the sent message and select ‘Edit’ from the menu for up to fifteen minutes after that.”

WhatsApp has launched a new feature that allows users to edit their messages within 15 minutes of sending them.

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Modified messages will appear as “Modified” to let recipients know that a change has been made. However, how to modify the message will not be shown.

Many competing messaging apps like Signal and Telegram already offer message editing features. Meanwhile, Twitter also provides a 30-minute message release window for Twitter Blue subscribers.

Meta, which also owns Facebook and Instagram, has been noted for its efforts to replicate competing apps over recent years — some doing more good than others.

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In 2013, the company introduced Instagram Stories in 2016 to widespread success, after its failed attempt to buy the ephemeral photo app Snapchat. However, subsequent efforts to copy the neighborhood communications application next section Celebrity video app a barrier Both were terminated by the company.

company now It said It’s preparing to launch a Twitter replica as early as June, with a focus on “creators and public figures.”