New WhatsApp feature will allows users to edit their messages

WhatsApp has announced an editing feature to allow users to alter messages up to 15 minutes after they have been sent

The Meta-owned messaging service has started rolling out the editing function globally and it should become available to all users in the coming weeks

Messages that have been edited will have an “edited” notification displayed alongside them

The edit history will not be shown so you cannot view what the post said before it was altered

The feature can be activated by pressing down on a message and selecting “edit” from the pop-up menu that appears

Previously, the only way to correct a message sent in haste or containing an error was to delete it and send a fresh one

Competing apps such as Telegram and Signal already allow users to edit messages

Twitter rolled out the ability to edit tweets to select users last year

Facebook, also owned by Meta, started to roll out the ability to edit posts and comments about a decade ago

Instagram allows users to edit posts but not comments