Whatsapp will now allow users to ‘edit’ previous messages: Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg has announced a new WhatsApp feature that will allow users to modify previously sent messages.

Mark Zuckerberg has announced a new feature for WhatsApp that will allow users to alter their previous communications.

Mark Zuckerberg made the announcement today that you will now be able to modify your WhatsApp messages for up to 15 minutes after they have been sent. Message editing enables you to modify your sent messages, providing you better control over your conversations and protecting you in the event that you send an inappropriate message or just have a change of heart after sending it.


We are delighted to deliver you greater control over your conversations, which will allow you to do anything from fixing a small spelling error to giving a message more context. Long-pressing a message that has already been sent will bring up a menu where you may choose ‘Edit’ for up to fifteen minutes after the message has been delivered.

When you update a message, the word “edited” will appear next to it. This notifies the recipients of the message that the adjustment has been made but does not reveal the edit history. Your messages and any alterations you make to them are encrypted from beginning to finish, just like all of your other personal communications, including calls, media, and texts.

This functionality has begun to be made available to people all around the world, and it will be accessible to absolutely everyone in the following weeks.