The secret WhatsApp mode that allows you to EDIT texts after sending them
Have you ever fired off witty WhatsApp rhetoric only to discover a glaring typo in your text?
Or maybe you’ve had second thoughts after finally declaring your undying love, or telling your boss exactly what you think about him?
Don’t worry, a new WhatsApp mode that lets you edit your messages – after you’ve sent them – could just be the solution to those awkward moments.
The messaging app has been working on a change that allows users to edit text messages that have already been sent.
Reportedly, it’s only available for 15 minutes after a text is sent. However, details on when it will be rolled out are yet to be released.
The edit was requested by millions of WhatsApp users in an effort to correct typos or embarrassing messages sent to others in personal chats or group messages.
And after the long-requested feature was revealed to be “in development” last year, users can now finally use the edit button.
WhatsApp is developing a new text editing feature, which was discovered by WABetaInfo tech sleuths, who are digging into the beta to discover new updates to the app
The feature was discovered by WABetaInfo’s tech sleuths, who are digging into the beta to discover new features.
There are now even more signs that the feature is in development and may be rolling out soon.
A WhatsApp insider revealed the plans for the messaging platform after posting a leaked screenshot showing the editing feature.
The change allows application users to make a change when a specific message is pressed in the app.
According to the site, each post you’ve edited will have a label indicating this.
Users have up to 15 minutes to make changes after the original message is sent.
The edit is still in the early stages of the build, so WhatsApp can make some more tweaks to the widget.
On the other hand, they can also decide not to release the edit button at all.
Unfortunately, there are also still many unknowns regarding the details of whether other recipients will be notified of an edit or receive a log of what has changed.
And the biggest unknown is exactly when this feature will roll out to the general public.
Anyway, the release of the leaked screenshot is a positive sign that it will be released, as beta testers tend to get their hands on early builds of WhatsApp.
But the beta program gives WhatsApp users the best chance of being the first to get a new feature on their smartphone or tablet.
To do this, you must first download WhatsApp beta on your phone.
How to get WhatsApp beta on an Android
To download WhatsApp beta on your smartphone, go to Google Play on your Android and search for WhatsApp.
Scroll down the page until you see “Become a beta tester.”
Tap the “I’m in” button, then click “Join” to confirm.
Now all you have to do is wait for the update to the beta version of the app.
Joining the WhatsApp beta on iOS is more difficult and has limited capacity.
You can test beta versions on your smartphone, but you must install them or accept a link invitation from the developer (File image)
How to get WhatsApp beta on an iPhone
To test beta versions of apps and app clips with TestFlight, you must accept an email or public link invitation from the developer and have a device that you can use for testing.
Each build can be tested for up to 90 days from the day the developer uploads the build.
There are several ways to install the beta, depending on what kind of Apple device you have.
Follow Apple’s manual to make sure you’re following the correct instructions here.