WhatsApp edit message feature spotted on Android beta, rollout in future update soon

This is not the first time we are hearing about an edit message feature on WhatsApp.

Highlights
  • WhatsApp may bring ability to edit your messages
  • Edit messages feature found on WhatsApp beta for Android
  • The edit messages feature is still under development, launch timeline unknown

WhatsApp, the popular instant messaging app from Meta (erstwhile Facebook) keeps bringing in new features to make the texting experience easier and more intuitive. Now, WhatsApp has been found to be working on a feature that will significantly change the texting experience on the Meta-owned application. According to a report, WhatsApp may be bringing the ability to edit messages soon.

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In a report from WhatsApp tracker WABetaInfo, the ability to edit messages has been found in the WhatsApp beta for Android version 2.22.20.12. The report says that the feature is currently under development and will be rolled out in a future update. “WhatsApp is working on the ability to edit messages for a future update,” the WABetaInfo report said.

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The report says that the feature to edit messages is currently under development and it is not ready to be released to beta testers yet. However, WABetaInfo has shared a screenshot that shows how the feature may work for Android users. The screenshot shared in the report, however, still shows an under-development stage of the edit messages feature. “You sent an edited message. You can see it if you’re on the latest version of WhatsApp,” the edited message currently says, with a link for updating WhatsApp.

Now, this is not the first time we are hearing about message editing feature on WhatsApp. WABeta had earlier reported on the upcoming feature on both Android and Desktop versions of WhatsApp. However, this is the first time we are seeing a screenshot of the feature.

It is not known when the feature will be rolled out to end users, but it seems that there is still some time as the feature is not yet available for all beta testers. The report also says that the feature is currently under development and it is not known when you can expect the feature to show up on your WhatsApp app.