Often, users do not pay due attention to the content of text messages, in a hurry to send them as soon as possible. As a result, recipients may misunderstand senders or simply be surprised at the mistakes made. If earlier in the WhatsApp messenger there was no function to correct texts after sending, then soon such an opportunity will appear.
According to the WABetaInfo portal, the WhatsApp team is working on a new feature that allows users to edit messages after they have been delivered. In part, this is similar to the feature that Twitter is developing, but the WhatsApp interface will be simpler in this regard. While Twitter is expected to provide the ability for a sender to view the history of revisions and previous versions of each message, Meta’s messenger will not.
It is not yet known whether WhatsApp will notify the recipient that the sender has edited the message. Skype, for example, allows you to correct texts, informing the recipient of the fact that changes have been made. In addition, it is not entirely clear whether there will be a time limit for making changes – in the same Skype, for example, you can edit the text within 60 minutes after sending. According to rumors, the same will happen on Twitter.
The function was first discovered by insiders in the Android version, which is not yet available even to beta testers. Versions with similar functionality for iOS and desktop computers are also reportedly being prepared.
Recently, the company has already introduced several new features, including the ability to leave reactions to messages and create communities that include multiple family groups.