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23rd May 2023

WhatsApp is about to roll out a MASSIVELY helpful update

Rory Cashin


Ducking finally!

Nobody has ever meant ducking. We know that. WhatsApp knows that. But it will still correct it to ducking. If you’ve sent that message with ducking still in there, you’ll be happy to hear that you no longer need to reply with that little * message, along with the word you meant to say.

That is because WhatsApp is in the process of rolling out a new update that will allow users to edit any sent messages, up to 15 minutes after you’ve pushed send.


As per the official statement by WhatsApp:

“For the moments when you make a mistake, or simply change your mind, you can now edit your sent messages. From correcting a simple misspelling to adding extra context to a message, we’re excited to bring you more control over your chats. All you need to do is long-press on a sent message and choose ‘Edit’ from the menu for up to fifteen minutes after.

Edited messages will display ‘edited’ alongside them, so those you’re messaging are aware of the correction without showing edit history. As with all personal messages, media and calls, your messages and the edits you make are protected by end-to-end encryption. This feature has started rolling out to users globally and will be available to everyone in the coming weeks.”

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