How to Edit Sent Messages on the WhatsApp Application, Is It Possible?

How to Edit Sent Messages on the WhatsApp Application - Finally the WhatsApp messenger application has started rolling out a feature that its users have been waiting for: edit messages.

With this message editing feature, users don't need to bother deleting chats that have been sent, which instead leave traces after being deleted.

"Don't worry if you make a mistake or suddenly change your mind, because now you can edit messages that have been sent," wrote WhatsApp on its official blog.

Quoted Tuesday (23/5/2023), the WhatsApp application will later allow users to correct typos or spelling errors, and can also add context in a message.

"Within 15 minutes after the message is sent, simply long press on the message that has been sent and select 'Edit' from the menu," said the chat application owned by Meta.

Even so, messages that have been edited will still display the words "edited", so that the people sent, will be able to immediately know that the chat has been corrected, without having to show editing history.

WhatsApp also reiterates that like all calls, media, and private messages, messages and edits that have been made, are protected end-to-end encryption.

WhatsApp says that this message editing feature has started rolling out globally, and will be available to all users in the next few weeks.

Based on Teuku.Net Editor's observation on the Android application, the WhatsApp message editing feature is not yet available for all accounts. It's likely that it will be available to all users in the near future, via a future update.

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WhatsApp Releases Chat Lock Feature

Previously, WhatsApp released a new feature to add security to its users' important messages. WhatsApp's new feature called Chat Lock allows users to lock chat messages using a password or fingerprint.

WhatsApp Releases Chat Lock Feature

As the name suggests, this WhatsApp chat lock feature works to secure chats from unwanted access.

“We believe this feature will be great for people who share their phones from time to time with family members, or when someone else is holding your phone right when a special chat arrives,” wrote Meta, quoting its official website, Tuesday (16/5 /2023).

Locked private or group chats will be placed in a special folder above the “Archived” folder menu. WhatsApp's new feature also automatically hides message content and senders in notifications. In addition, photos or videos shared in locked chats will not be automatically saved to the gallery.

Only Lock Specific Messages

Unlike the application lock, the Chat Lock protection on WhatsApp will lock messages specifically. However, it should be noted that chats can only be locked on the main device and will not be locked on any other connected device.

Currently, the Chat Lock feature is available for WhatsApp Android and iOS users. "We are rolling out Chat Lock to users globally on WhatsApp starting today," said Meta.

Besides that, securing chats through this feature is actually quite easy to do. To use this feature, users can tap on the contact profile or group profile that they want to lock. Next, select the “Chat lock” option.

Then, users can choose between two types of security options to lock WhatsApp messages, namely passwords or biometrics such as fingerprints.

How to Access Locked Chats

Then to access the chat that has been locked, gently pull the user's WhatsApp inbox and enter the password or scan the fingerprint.

According to Meta, WhatsApp will also add additional options for the Chat Lock feature going forward.

Some of these options include a lock for the companion device and the ability to create a special password for chats that is different from locking the phone.

Even though it can be accessed on Android and iOS, it seems that this feature is still being rolled out in stages. However, in the near future users will soon be able to use it after this feature is present in a future app update.

images by WhatsApp

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