WhatsApp will allow users to edit their messages – but only for 15 minutes after they have been sent.
The Meta-owned messaging service has started rolling out the new function and it will be available to all users in the coming weeks.
Messages will carry a label showing they have been edited – but they won’t show how they have been changed.
To edit one, a user will need to press and hold a message and choose “edit” from the drop-down menu.
The edit option will be available for 15 minutes after the message has been sent.
The new function is for “the moments when you make a mistake, or simply change your mind”, the company wrote in a blog post.
“From correcting a simple misspelling to adding extra context to a message, we’re excited to bring you more control over your chats.”