New WhatsApp update means you can edit embarrassing messages
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WhatsApp users can breathe a major sigh of relief knowing that a new update coming to the app means that you can edit any embarrassing messages.
From silly typos and awkward group chat arguments you regret later to premature love confessions, there are countless mortifying moments we’ve all experienced.
But before you start celebrating, however, there’s a catch.
Although WhatsApp users will be able to tweak and edit their messages, there’s a time limit.
So, if you forget to hit that edit button in time then the other person, or people, will see exactly what you just sent.
WhatsApp users will have just 15 minutes to go back and remove mistakes or fix typos. So basically, you’ll have enough time to send a message, make a cuppa and re-read what you just sent and tweak it.
Zuckerberg’s announcement reads: “You can now edit your WhatsApp messages up to 15 mins after they’re sent!”
The 39-year-old entrepreneur accompanied the post with a snapshot of the WhatsApp edit function in action.
To use the new feature, all you have to do is press and hold the message you just sent until the menu appears. There you will find the edit button.
However, WhatsApp users who edit their messages won’t go completely unnoticed.
There will be a marker next to the time within the message bubble which will say that an edit has been made.
So if you’re in the middle of a clash and you decide to tweak your response, you may be caught red handed.
And WhatsApp users appear to be over the moon with the news and are even sharing some of their embarrassing stories to prove why an edit function is needed.
“I once texted my supervisor ‘Good morning Madman’ instead of Good morning Madam,” one Facebook user wrote. “And I didn't realise on time. She sent me a screenshot 10 days later! This is helpful.”
A second person shared their own cringe messaging moment, writing: “Thank you.
I remember when I was blocked by a plus size friend of mine coz I sent ‘Nice Pig’ text instead of ‘Nice Pic’ my heart was very broken ... Thanks Mark for trying.”
While a third person confessed: “I once wrote "my condoms" instead of my condolences in a family group. Thank you Uncle Mark.”
Another thankful WhatsApp user replied: “This is awesome . I’m always sending corrections immediately after sending a message .
The edit function is rolling out around the world from today and will be available to all users in the next few weeks, WhatsApp have said.