You can only edit WhatsApp messages for 15 minutes after posting

WhatsApp, a widely popular messaging app owned by Facebook, recently introduced a feature that allows users to edit their posted messages, with a catch - you can only edit your message for 15 minutes after hitting the send button.

In a transcribed video posted online by WABetaInfo, a website that tracks feature updates and upcoming changes in WhatsApp, the limitation on editing messages was explained. According to the source, once a message is sent, users have just 15 minutes to make any necessary changes or corrections.

WhatsApp users who spot a typo or an error in a message can easily edit the message by tapping and holding the message, then selecting the "Edit" option. However, after 15 minutes, the "Edit" option disappears for that message.

The new feature is similar to the one offered by iMessage, Apple's instant messaging app, which allows users to edit sent messages within a similar time frame.

Some users may find the 15-minute window too short, especially for longer messages or group conversations with a lot of messages flying by. However, the feature is a step in the right direction for those who have long been wishing for an editing function on WhatsApp, which previously did not offer this feature.

Overall, the new WhatsApp editing option is a much-needed addition for users on the go who need to correct mistakes quickly before the message is seen by the recipient. While the time limit may not be ideal for some, it's a welcome improvement for those who have been looking forward to having this function available to them.

To sum it up, WhatsApp's new editing feature has a time limit of 15 minutes, and after that, it can no longer be edited. Remember to make any necessary changes before the time limit runs out, or you'll have to live with the mistake!

In general, here's the process to edit a message on WhatsApp:

  1. Tap and hold the message you want to edit.
  2. Select the "Edit" option.
  3. Make any necessary changes or corrections.
  4. Hit "Send" to re-post the corrected message.
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