According to WABetaInfo, the messaging service app has been working on a change that will allow its users to edit text messages that have already been sent.
Reportedly, it will only be available for 15 minutes after a text has been sent. However, specifics of when it will be rolled out are yet to be released.
The edit was requested by millions of WhatsApp users in a bid to correct typos or embarrassing messages sent over to others in personal chats or group messages.
And after being revealed last year that the long-requested feature was ‘under development’, users will now finally be able to utilize the edit button.
The edit is in the early stages of the build. So, WhatsApp may make other adjustments to the widget, or the developer may even decide not to roll out the feature at all., the MailOnline reports.
A WhatsApp insider uncovered the plans and a leaked screenshot that revealed the edit function appeared online. The change will let users make an amendment when a specific message they have sent is pressed down.
That will then give users the option if they want to make an edit or not. They will have 15 minutes to make the change after the message is sent. If an alteration is made, a label will be shown that the message has been “edited and the other user will then be informed that whatever message they are reading has been edited.
However, it is worth noting that this is simply a leaked draft of what the feature might look like and its final form could be completely different.
If you want to be one of the first to test out the new feature, should it come to fruition, then you should download WhatsApp beta.