The web giant Meta (WhatsApp) announced on Monday via a press release published on its blog, the deployment of its new feature allowing the modification of messages sent.
After Apple which introduced the possibility of modifying a message, then Twitter which integrated this option in paid mode via the subscription to Twitter Blue to allow the consultation of the old versions of the tweet, Meta followed suit by officially announcing its new functionality of modification of the messages, following its last version which brings the locking of the discussions by a password or a fingerprint.
WhatsApp messaging thus makes it possible to modify a sent message without deleting it, this functionality being however only permitted within 15 minutes after sending, while maintaining transparency since the recipient will be notified that the text has been modified. “Recipients of messages will be aware of the fix without the edit history showing,” WhatsApp explained in the blog post.
To do this, Meta specifies that it will take a long press on the message sent to see the “edit” feature appear in the menu, within fifteen minutes of sending it.
This new feature is not currently available on all phones. It is rolling out globally and will be available to all users in the coming weeks, WhatsApp said.