BY ESTHER MUTURI
WhatsApp is an evolving app that brings new features from time to time to engage its customers, to bring about features that are highly requested by the users, and to bring in new users to the application.
The Meta-owned app on Monday announced a new feature that allows users to edit messages up to 15 minutes after sending.
The announcement was made in a blog post that read “For the moments when you make a mistake or simply change your mind, you can now edit your sent messages on WhatsApp, 15 minutes after sending a message.”
WhatsApp users will be able to make the changes after updating the app.
To be able to edit the message, a user will have to long-press the text and choose the edit option in the drop-down menu.
However, when the sent message is changed, the text will show an edited label.
The WhatsApp feature will further allow the user to correct simple mistakes such as spelling or adding more information to the message.
A week ago, WhatsApp also introduced a feature called Chat Lock that really benefited a lot of people as some of the conversations may be intimate.
It has a lock whereby the folder can only be accessed with the devices’ password or biometrics. It also hides the chat in the notifications too.
According to WhatsApp, the feature has started rolling out to WhatsApp users and will be available to everyone in the upcoming weeks.