WhatsApp promises, a priori, to end spelling errors and misunderstandings on its platform. Since Monday, the messaging app began distributing one of the most anticipated features: the ability to edit messages sent in its versions for iPhone and Android devices.
"We are pleased to offer you more control over your chats, since now you can correct simple spelling errors to add additional context to a message," explained Mark Zuckerberg, owner of the messaging service, through a post he published this afternoon on his Facebook page.
WhatsApp: how to edit the content of a message
If you make a mistake, or just change your mind, you can now edit the messages sent. Photo: WhatsApp
After having launched several improvements around the personalization of text messages, such as the possibility of adding another font, the messaging app went a step further with the implementation of an edit button. Just press and hold the message sent and choose "Edit" in the menu to make the necessary spelling or syntax modifications.
But as with other features, such as automatic message deletion, editing message content can be done within fifteen minutes of posting it, either in an individual communication or a group chat.
Edited messages will show the status "edited", so recipients will be aware of the correction, but will not be able to see the history of changes.
On the other hand, as clarified from Meta, as with all personal messages, multimedia files and calls, the changes you make will be protected by end-to-end encryption.
Chats with password, another novelty in WhatsApp
WhatsApp premiered a new feature expected by many on Android and iOS devices (iPhone), as it provides even more privacy to protect the content of conversations: it is the blocking of chats.
Although for some time it has been possible to archive conversations in such a way that the list of incoming conversations is not visible, now this new update will allow you to protect the chats you want with passwords.
In the presentation of this novelty, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta and owner of WhatsApp gave more details about it: "This function will make your conversations more private. They will be protected in a hidden section with a password and notifications will not show who sent messages or the content of them."
How the chat blocker will work WhatsApp's function to put a key to chats. Photo: Meta.
The protected chats folder will be displayed above the archive folder, and will be protected with a password or biometric data. As Zuckerberg indicated, the notifications of the chats stored in this new section will not reveal neither the sender nor the content of the message.
Both the message edit button and the chat block have already begun to be implemented worldwide and will be available to all users in the coming weeks, according to Meta.