WhatsApp Message Editing Feature: How to Edit & Update your Message within Seconds

WhatsApp is the most popular instant messaging platform to chat and share information with family and friends. While it’s a user-friendly platform, sometimes a typo or an error can create misunderstandings with someone while sharing messages. Also, you can’t always use WhatsApp’s delete function. This is where the WhatsApp message editing feature comes in.

What is WhatsApp Message Editing feature?

This is a new feature of WhatsApp. It allows you to edit the message that has been sent and delivered to your family and friends. But you should remember that you can do it within 15 minutes after sending your message.

Steps to edit WhatsApp messages on Smartphone

Follow these steps to edit messages on WhatsApp:

  • Open the WhatsApp app on your Android phone.
  • Long press the message (you want to edit) to select it.
  • Then, click on the three vertical dots from the top right corner of the chat.
  • Now, click on Edit from the drop-down menu.
  • Next, write your message and tap on the green tick button.
edit message on whatsapp

And your message is updated!

Steps to edit message on WhatsApp web

Here are the steps to edit messages on WhatsApp using WhatsApp web

  • Login to your WhatsApp web account on your web browser.
  • Click on the downward arrow of the message you want to edit and select the Edit option.
  • Now, write your message and click on the green tick button to update your message.
whatsapp message editing

What to expect after editing WhatsApp messages?

After you have edited the WhatsApp message:

  • You will see the ‘Edited’ word next to the message. Only this word will be visible to everyone (sender and receiver), not the edit history.
  • You can re-edit the message you have once edited. But this option is available only for 15 minutes after sending the message. WhatsApp also doesn’t show how many times you have edited your message.
  • WhatsApp doesn’t send notifications for edited messages.
  • You can’t edit media files that you have sent on WhatsApp. Only the delete functionality will be applicable here.

Like WhatsApp messages, the edited messages are also encrypted end-to-end. So, use WhatsApp message editing feature to your advantage and send clear message to avoid any miscommunication and misunderstanding.


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