What you need to know
- A recent WhatsApp beta build gives us a preview of its new edit button.
- Users will have 15 minutes to edit their message once it’s sent, but the recipient may not see the edited text if they do not view it within a day or so.
- Beta testers through the program will not have access to this feature for testing as it is still in development.
WhatsApp has already started rolling out an update through its beta program, which tests a welcome feature.
According to WABetaInfo, the messaging app’s latest beta gives us a preview of its new edit button for user messages. With the latest beta version 18.104.22.168, it’s been found that messages will be marked with “Edited” if they have been touched up after being sent. This essentially builds upon earlier findings of an edit button in testing from the summer.
WhatsApp is one of the best Android messaging apps, and a feature like this would likely go over well with users. Through the testing, it looks like a sender will have 15 minutes to edit their message after they sent it. However, WABetaInfo shares that your message may not appear to be edited for the other person if they do not check your message thread within a certain amount of time.