How to edit WhatsApp messages once sent

Edit sent messages, the new WhatsApp function.

WhatsApp aims to provide a complete user experience. For that reason, from time to time it implements some functions that facilitate communication. This time WhatsApp developers have implemented the function to edit sent messages.

The Meta-owned platform (formerly Facebook) has also announced a series of updates. Known What are the other news that WhatsApp It is releasing both in its beta and official versions.

New feature in WhatsApp

Until now, if you made a spelling mistake, sent an incomplete message, or simply regretted what you had written, there was no way to correct it without having to send a new message explaining the situation. This could often generate confusion and misunderstandings in conversations.

This is about to be a thing of the past with the implementation of the function to edit sent messages. Hereinafter, you can modify the content of a message already sent, correct errors, add information additional or even completely change the original text.

How to edit sent messages on WhatsApp

Send messages on WhatsApp.

Next, we will guide you through the necessary steps to take advantage of this new feature of editing sent messages on WhatsApp:

  1. Open the WhatsApp app and access the chat in which you want to edit a message.
  2. Identify the message you need to modify and hold down on it until the options appear.
  3. Select the option «Edit»From the pop-up menu.
  4. A text box will open with the content of the original message. Make the necessary changes, correct errors, add or delete text.
  5. After finishing, tap the « buttonSubmit» or press «Intro» on your keyboard.
  6. The message will update in real time, both on your device and that of the recipient. It will reflect the changes you have made.

Note- When you edit a message, recipients will see an indicator that the message has been modified. Besides, If the recipient had already seen the original message before it was edited, they will receive a notification indicating that the message has been updated.

More new things on WhatsApp

WhatsApp messenger.

The function to edit sent messages is not the only thing that comes to WhatsApp. Some updates have also been introduced in both its beta version and the official version.


  • Redesigned drawing editor which will have a bottom bar for the brush and color tools.
  • Shared document preview, similar to the link preview that already exists.
  • Create verified channels with legal commercial names.
  • Private notes for contacts, but only for the WhatsApp Business app.
  • Meta AI Integration in the search bar to access a chatbot.
  • Banner to invite new contacts to join WhatsApp.

Official version:

  • Three filters at the top of the chat screen: one to show all chats, another to show only unread chats and a third to show only groups.
  • Customize sound and vibration notifications for groups and individual contacts.
  • Change wallpapers for individual or group chats.
  • Pin important chats to always keep them visible.
  • Manage storage and delete group data.
  • Set automatic file downloads over Wi-Fi or mobile data.
  • Set last connection privacy, reading receipts, among other settings.
  • Screen lock with Face ID for added security.
  • Two-step verification to protect your account.
  • Encrypted backup.
  • Play videos by double tapping to the sides to move forward or backward.
  • Search messages by date using the calendar.
  • Pin up to 3 messages in a chat.
  • Lock/hide chats with a secret code.
  • Send original files (photos/videos) by selecting them as documents.
  • Create custom stickers from photos.
  • Create bulleted or numbered lists automatically.
  • Format the text (bold, italic, etc.) to the selected text.

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