Mark Zuckerberg, the founder, and CEO of Meta, revealed on Monday that the billions of people who use WhatsApp can now edit a message within 15 minutes of sending it.
The global rollout of this function has begun, and in the upcoming weeks, everyone will be able to use it.
Users only need to long-press on a message that has already been delivered and select “Edit” from the menu up to 15 minutes later.
“For the moments when you make a mistake, or simply change your mind, you can now edit your sent messages,” said the instant messaging platform.
This will enable individuals to fix a straightforward typo and enhance a message’s context.
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According to WhatsApp, edited messages will see the word “edited” next to them so that the people you are texting are aware of the modification without seeing the edit history.
“As with all personal messages, media, and calls, your messages and the edits you make are protected by end-to-end encryption,” said the company.
Last week, WhatsApp announced a feature called ‘Chat Lock’, which lets users protect most intimate conversations behind one more layer of security.
“Locking a chat takes that thread out of the inbox and puts it behind its own folder that can only be accessed with your device password or biometric, like a fingerprint. It also automatically hides the contents of that chat in notifications, too,” WhatsApp said in a statement.
One can lock a chat by tapping the name of a one-to-one or group and selecting the lock option.
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