Washington [US], Jun 04 (ANI): Although Twitter does not yet have an edit button, WhatsApp is working on a solution to add a new editing feature to the platform. WhatsApp is testing the edit button on the beta version of the app.
A text can only be deleted once sent; however, a planned feature may allow texts to be edited after they have been sent.
‘Wabetainfo’, a website that keeps track of all WhatsApp-related news, noticed the feature.
WhatsApp reportedly began development of the feature five years ago, but it was quickly scrapped once reported on Twitter. However, he eventually considered working in the editing function again after a five-year hiatus.
The screenshot of the editing feature under development was posted by ‘Wabetainfo’. When you choose a message that you have sent, you will see a separate edit option as shown in the screenshot. Users will be able to edit their messages in addition to copying and forwarding them. Even after sending your message, you can use the Edit button to fix typos or spelling errors. Users can only delete messages in the current configuration. It is not possible to delete or modify it once it has been sent.
“There likely won’t be a change history to check for previous versions of edited posts, but as this feature is in development, their plans may change before we release the feature. Also, the details on the window of time to allow people to edit their posts is unknown at this time, but we will let you know immediately when there is any news,” ‘Wabetainfo’ reported.
The feature was tested on WhatsApp Beta for Android, but according to the report, WhatsApp is also working on bringing the feature to WhatsApp Beta for iOS and Desktop, with more details to come later. However, as this feature is still in development, it is impossible to say when it will be ready for a stable update, although WhatsApp may start rolling it out to other beta users soon. (ANI)
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