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How to Edit WhatsApp Messages in Minutes: A Step-by-Step Guide

WhatsApp, a popular instant messaging service owned by Meta, has announced that it will introduce a new feature allowing users to edit their messages. Yes, you read that right. Now, you have the power to edit the sent messages on WhatsApp as well as on WhatsApp for Business. But there’s a catch. Wish to know everything about this feature? Here’s a blog by Cybertech wherein we will tell you all you need to know including how to edit a sent message. So, hang tight and read till the end:

The Ability To Edit Sent Messages

The ability to edit sent messages brings WhatsApp in line with competitors such as Telegram and Discord, who already offer similar functionality. Users will have a window of 15 minutes after sending a message to make edits. The feature will be rolled out to WhatsApp's 2 billion users in the coming weeks, with India being its largest market. When a message is edited, it will be labeled as "edited" to inform recipients that changes have been made. However, the specific revisions made to the message will not be visible. This update gives users more control over their conversations and allows them to correct mistakes or provide additional context to their messages.

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Spilling The “Details”

WhatsApp's recent announcement regarding the ability to edit messages brings it in line with competitors such as Telegram and Discord. This new feature allows users to edit their messages within a 15-minute window after sending them. Now, you can also send blank message on WhatsApp and can make the text appear within a span of 15 minutes.  WhatsApp, which is owned by Meta (formerly Facebook), plans to roll out this feature to its 2 billion users in the coming weeks. Notably, India is WhatsApp's largest market, with 487 million users.

In a blog post, WhatsApp expressed excitement about giving users more control over their chats, enabling them to correct simple misspellings or add extra context to their messages. To edit a message, users can long-press on the sent message and choose the "Edit" option from the menu within the specified time frame. Edited messages will be labeled as "edited" to inform recipients that changes have been made, although the specific edits themselves will not be displayed.

This move by WhatsApp follows the introduction of the editing feature by other messaging services like Telegram and Signal. Facebook, the parent company of WhatsApp, introduced a similar edit function nearly a decade ago, which includes a history of edits for users to review. Twitter also announced the ability for paying subscribers to edit tweets within a 30-minute window, aiming to make tweeting feel more approachable and less stressful.

So, it can be said that the introduction of message editing on WhatsApp for Windows reflects the evolving landscape of messaging platforms, where features like editing enhance user experience and provide greater flexibility in communication.

How To Edit A Sent Message on WhatsApp?

Here’s your ultimate step-to-step guide to editing a sent message on WhatsApp:

  1. Open WhatsApp and go to the chat window where you sent the


  2. Long press on the message you want to edit. This will highlight the

    message and open a menu at the top of the screen.

  3. Tap on the three dots (more options) at the top right corner of the


  4. From the options that appear, select the "Edit" option.

  5. Make the necessary corrections or changes to the message.

  6. Once you're satisfied with the edits, tap the send button to resend

    the edited message.

It is noteworthy that this feature is currently available on WhatsApp, allowing you to quickly correct or modify messages you have sent withi the designated time limit.

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