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Tuesday, May 23, 2023

How to Edit Sent Messages on WhatsApp

Did you make a mistake (spelling, context or what have you) in a sent WhatsApp message? Relax, don't delete. Just press and EDIT. Edit? Yes!

A new feature that lets users edit messages that have already been sent has been unveiled by WhatsApp according to Meta's CEO, Mark Zuckerberg.

“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.” Receivers of the messages would be aware of the correction without seeing the ‘edit’ history.

So, follow these four steps to edit sent messages on WhatsApp:

1. Open your WhatsApp chat

2. Long-press on a sent message

3. Click on ‘Edit’ located at the top of your right hand, from the menu for up to fifteen minutes after.

4. Edited messages will display ‘edited’ alongside them.