WhatsApp is working to improve the chatting experience of its users. Recently the news has come out that the company is working on a new edit button. According to a report by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp may roll out the edit option for its users.
Right now, users have the option to delete the text only for themselves or for everyone in the chat, but this feature will allow users to edit it. Earlier, microblogging platform Twitter had announced that they are planning to introduce an edit button soon.
A report by WABetaInfo suggests that WhatsApp is working on bringing the ability to edit text messages to WhatsApp beta for Android, iOS and desktop. Screenshots shared in the report show that the messaging platform started working on this feature 5 years ago. It also mentions that to edit text, you have to select the text and select the edit option that pops up with Copy and Forward.
How will the new edit option of WhatsApp work?
With this feature, you will be able to correct typos or other mistakes in the sent text messages. However, users will not be able to delete edited text other than messages. Screenshot taken from WhatsApp beta for Android. It is expected to roll out for iOS and desktop as well.
According to the report, “There may be no edit history to check the previous version of the edit message, but since this feature is under development, the company may change its plan before releasing the feature.” Since this feature is still in the development phase, there is a possibility that the company may come up with a better version of this feature at the time of roll out.