WhatsApp to allow iPhone users to edit sent messages – Here’s how it works

WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps in the world, with over 2 billion users. However, it has been lacking a feature that many users have been requesting for a long time: the ability to edit sent messages.

Currently, WhatsApp only allows users to delete sent messages within a certain time limit, and only if the recipient has not seen it yet. However, this can be frustrating if you want to correct a typo, add some information, or change your mind about something you said.

Thankfully, WhatsApp is reportedly working on a new feature that will let iPhone users edit sent messages, even after they have been delivered and read by the recipient. This feature is expected to roll out in the next update of WhatsApp for iOS.

How to edit sent messages on WhatsApp for iPhone

To edit a sent message on WhatsApp for iPhone, you will need to follow these steps:

  1. Tap and hold on the message you want to edit.
  2. Select “Edit” from the pop-up menu that appears.
  3. Make the changes you want to the message and tap “Done”.
  4. The edited message will have a small pencil icon next to it, indicating that it has been modified.
  5. The recipient will also see the pencil icon and the edited message on their end.

Note that you can only edit text messages, not media files or stickers. You can also only edit messages that you have sent, not received. And you can only edit messages within 24 hours of sending them.

Why this feature is useful

There are many reasons why this feature is useful for WhatsApp users. For example:

  • You can fix typos or grammatical errors in your messages without having to send another message or delete the original one.
  • You can add more details or clarify something in your messages without having to send another message or delete the original one.
  • You can change your mind or apologize for something you said without having to send another message or delete the original one.
  • You can avoid misunderstandings or conflicts that may arise from sending wrong or inappropriate messages.

This feature will also make WhatsApp more competitive with other messaging apps that already offer this functionality, such as Telegram or Signal.

When will this feature be available

According to WABetaInfo, a website that tracks WhatsApp updates and features, this feature is currently in development and testing for iOS devices. It is not clear when it will be released to the public, but it is likely that it will be available in the next few weeks or months.

To get this feature as soon as possible, you must update your WhatsApp app regularly and join the beta program if possible.

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