How to Edit Sent WhatsApp Messages? WhatsApp is now allowing users to edit messages that have already been delivered over the popular Meta-owned encrypted chat network. Continue reading to find out how it works on iPhone and Android.
It’s taken a long time, but WhatsApp’s much-anticipated sent-message editing tool has finally arrived on the messaging service. With the release of iOS 16, Apple added the option to amend recently sent iMessages. Telegram has a similar edit-after-sending feature, and now WhatsApp is joining in on the fun.
Now that the feature is available, you can edit a message in WhatsApp for up to 15 minutes after sending it, which is the same amount of time that Apple allows iMessage users to alter sent messages.
The function is best used to rectify mistakes, provide context, or build your message for more clarity, but you can even change the entire message’s contents. It’s worth noting that, unlike iMessage, you can edit a sent message as many times as you like on WhatsApp, but you can’t read prior versions of edited messages.
How to Edit Sent WhatsApp Messages?
- Browse the conversation that contains the message you wish to change in WhatsApp.
- Keep your finger on the message in question.
- In the pop-up menu that opens, select Edit.
- If necessary, edit the message’s contents in the input area by moving the text cursor with your finger and retyping the message.
- Press the blue checkmark to confirm that your modified message is ready to be delivered.
The sent message has been updated to reflect your changes. It is important to note that you can only change your own sent messages and not message bubbles sent by other users. If you don’t see the Edit button in WhatsApp, it’s possible that the feature hasn’t yet reached you or that you need to update to the most recent version of the program.