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You can now edit that regrettable WhatsApp message - with one caveat

By Annabelle Timsit

23 May 2023 · 1 min read

Editor's Note

WhatsApp has now rolled out a feature allowing users to edit a message - as long as they do so within 15 minutes of sending it. The Washington Post reports on the implications of this new feature.

WhatsApp, the messaging app owned by Meta, has launched a feature allowing users to edit a message - as long as they do so within 15 minutes of sending it.

The company, which says it has more than 2 billion users in 180 countries, announced Monday that the editing feature had been rolled out for some users and will be available to everyone in the next few weeks. Tweaked messages will feature an "edited" label, similar to the one used in other communication platforms like Slack.

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