WhatsApp allows 15-minute message deletion window

WhatsApp, a popular instant service, which is used by 2 billion people around the world, announced a new function that will allow users to edit sent messages within 15 minutes after they are sent. This innovation brings WhatsApp closer to competitors, such as Signal, which already offer a similar function.

The new function will be available to all WhatsApp users in the coming weeks. The largest market for the service is India, where it has 487 million users.

“From correcting a simple typo to adding an additional context to the message, we are pleased to provide you with more control over your chats,” the service said. To edit the message, the user will just need to hold the sent message and select “edit” in the menu for fifteen minutes after sending.

The WhatsApp announcement was followed by the appearance of the messages of messages from other instant services, such as Telegram and Signal.

The editing function was introduced by the Facebook social platform almost ten years ago. At that time, Facebook said that more than half of its users go to the site from mobile phones that are more susceptible to errors when typing. On Facebook messages that were changed are marked as edited. Law history is also available for viewing users.

Last year, the social platform Ilona Twitter Mask said that it gives its paid subscribers the opportunity to edit their tweets. Tweets can be edited several times within 30 minutes after publication. “Twiting will seem more affordable and less stressful,” Twitter said on his blog then. “You must be able to participate in a conversation in a way that makes sense for you, and we will continue to work on the methods that will do this without unnecessary effort,” the platform added.

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