How to edit a message on WhatsApp

WhatsApp finally introduced an edit feature to the platform in 2023. Here is how you can use it to ensure that you never make another typo.

The ability to edit sent messages is a fantastic feature, and WhatsApp has finally brought it onto its platform. It’s worth noting that you can only edit a message you’ve sent within 15 minutes of sending it, so you won’t be able to wait too long to make any last-minute changes.

With all that said, here is how you can edit a message on WhatsApp in just a few simple steps.

What you’ll need: 

  • The WhatsApp app – available on both iOS and Android
  • Or access to a web browser

The Short Version 

  1. Open Whatsapp
  2. Select the person you want to message
  3. Type in your message
  4. Press send
  5. Hold down on the message
  6. Select Edit
  7. Write in your new message
  8. Press Send
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  1. Step
    1

    Open WhatsApp

    Open up WhatsApp. This can be done on a mobile device or using a web browser. The Whatsapp app

  2. Step
    2

    Select the person you want to message

    Find the person you want to message on WhatsApp. Go to a new conversation

  3. Step
    3

    Type in your message

    Write your message in the text box. Select the text box

  4. Step
    4

    Press send

    Send your message into the chat. Press Send

  5. Step
    5

    Hold down on the message

    Press and hold on your message. Hold down on the message

  6. Step
    6

    Select Edit

    Select Edit from the drop-down menu.Press the Edit button

  7. Step
    7

    Write in your new message

    Write your new message into the text box. Send the new message

  8. Step
    8

    Press send

    Press the send button to send your new edited message into the chat. Your new edit messages

Troubleshooting

Will the person I’m messaging know that I edited the message?

When you edit a message in WhatsApp, the other user will be notified that you edited your message, as it will appear in the text bubble.

How long do I have to edit a message on WhatsApp?

You will only be able to edit a message in WhatsApp for 15 minutes after it’s been sent.

Originally posted 2023-10-02 14:51:26.


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