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WhatsApp already has the most requested function in years ready: this will be the edition of messages


The chat platform enabled that possibility in a beta version. When it reaches all users.

It happens often: seconds after sending a 


message , many realize that they have made a mistake in the tone or that the text had a



That is why thousands of users have been asking for a function to edit messages

for years 


And while Meta promises that it's only a matter of time before it goes live, the feature for editing messages in WhatsApp

hasn't made it

to phones yet.

In fact, it seems that editing messages in WhatsApp or WhatsApp Web is

about to be released

, since one of the latest preliminary versions of the application already has this function fully installed.

The first step of the "edit messages" function will fall on

WhatsApp Desktop

, although at the moment, there is not much news about its final landing.

How will be the edition of messages in WhatsApp

The expected edition.

Photo Wabetainfo

To make use of this function that will allow you to modify the content of a message that has already been sent, there will be a tolerance limit.

Since they will have

fifteen minutes

to correct them.

Once the amendment is complete, an “edited” mark will appear below the text.

However, the contacts will not have access to a modification history, nor will the editing time be detailed through the "Info.

of the message”.

The information that Wabetainfo handles is less auspicious, since it seems that

it will first be implemented in iOS

and later it will reach Android.

The latest beta version of WhatsApp for iOS devices already shows the behavior of editing a message in a conversation chat when the versions are not compatible.

Version for WhatsApp for iOS indicates that work continues on this feature and that it is very close to being released since there is already talk of compatibility.

The problem is that when someone edits a message, but the other person does not have the compatible version of WhatsApp, they will receive a warning message to update the application.

Edit messages on WhatsApp: a trick to get out of trouble

The possibility of manual editing.

For extreme cases,

there is a trick

that can be applied to get out of trouble, although it is necessary to take a few more turns.

The feature does not work within the app, but can be activated from WhatsApp code using root or admin tools.

To access the editing of messages, you have to modify the WhatsApp configuration XML at three different points (flags): when sending edited messages, when receiving them, and when editing messages.

Once the XML has been modified on a rooted mobile, the message edition opens to alter any conversation in the last fifteen.

Here it works differently from Telegram, which allows you to edit any message regardless of its delivery date.

To access the edition you have to press and hold on the message to be edited, click on the three menu points and, finally, on Edit.

A text box will appear on which to write the desired message while the old one remains on the screen.

Once this message has been edited, it changes on the recipient's mobile and on the one who received the message (it also works in groups).

The receiver receives a notification that a shipment has been edited.


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