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WhatsApp grants users editing features

Mark Zuckerberg’s social media company, Meta Platforms Inc. has given WhatsApp users one of its most anticipated features which is the ability to edit messages.

“In the moments when you make a mistake or simply change your mind, you can now edit your sent messages on WhatsApp,” the messaging app owned by Meta Platforms Inc (META.O) said in a blog post on Monday”.

With the feature rolling out globally in the coming weeks, senders will be able to edit their messages within 15 minutes of hitting send.

The function can be accessed by long-pressing the message and selecting “Edit” in the drop-down menu. The modified message will be labeled “Edited”, without showing the edit history.

Rival apps like Telegram and Signal already allow users to edit messages, while microblogging site Twitter rolled out the ability to edit tweets to select users last year.

Writing by Julian Osamoto; Editing by Adeniyi Bakare