WhatsApp has lastly introduced some of the anticipated options as we speak — message enhancing.
Mark Zuckerberg famous in a Facebook post that customers can now modify a message inside quarter-hour of sending the message. If you wish to achieve this, you possibly can press and maintain on a message, and faucet on the edit possibility to change the message. The edited messages can have an “edited” tag subsequent to the time stamp to mark the change. Nevertheless, the app received’t keep any correction historical past. Different customers received’t be capable of see the earlier variations of edited messages.
“We’re excited that you just’ll now have extra management over your chats, resembling correcting misspellings or including extra context to a message. For this, inside quarter-hour of sending the message, you need to faucet and maintain that message for some time after which choose the choice of ‘Edit’ from the menu,” the corporate stated in a blog post.
Till now, customers needed to both delete a message altogether or ship a correction in a separate message. Final 12 months, the chat app elevated the time restrict to delete a message from two days (48 hours) to 60 hours.
WhatsApp’s opponents like Telegram and Sign have lengthy supplied the flexibility to edit messages. With iOS 16, Apple additionally launched the flexibility to edit and unsend messages despatched by way of iMessage. Even Twitter launched the edit button for paid users last year. Whereas the time restrict to change a message isn’t as beneficiant as Telegram’s 48-hour window, it’s nonetheless higher than nothing.
I’ve had a justifiable share of typos in messages, however the enhancing function will let me shortly right errors as a substitute of sending one other message. Sending corrections can confuse the recipient. It additionally creates pointless notifications. Whenever you delete a message, it doesn’t fully disappear from the dialog, which may also be complicated. As an alternative, it’s changed with a greyed out observe that claims “This message was deleted.”
Meta stated that the function is already rolling out to customers and will probably be obtainable to everybody in just a few weeks.
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