How to Edit WhatsApp Message after Sending


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Previously whenever we sent WhatsApp messages and found out later that there were mistakes in it, then the only option was to delete the messages for everyone.

Recently, WhatsApp made it possible to edit messages that have already been delivered. This entails that you can now edit previously sent messages to repair typos, correct errors, or include new information.

In this article we will discuss the WhatsApp edit message feature after sending and how useful it is for WhatsApp users. We will also discuss how you can edit sent messages on WhatsApp Web, Android, and iOS. Finally, we will also cover how you can delete WhatsApp messages.

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WhatsApp Edit Message

You can edit any WhatsApp message sent and the ability to edit messages is available on both iOS and Android smartphones. Also, both the WhatsApp Web and the desktop client both support it. So, using WhatsApp edit message feature you are able to edit your WhatsApp messages easily.

To make edits to a message, you have only 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, the message will be judged to be irrevocable and cannot be modified.

How to Edit WhatsApp Message on Android and iOS

If you are using the WhatsApp app on Android and iOS then you can follow the below instructions to learn how to edit WhatsApp messages on Android and iOS from the app itself.

  1. Open the WhatsApp App, find the messages
  2. Simply long-press on a message to edit it, and then choose “Edit”
  3. After that, you can edit the message and resend it
  4. Edited messages will be identified as such so that other users are aware of the changes you have made.

Can I recover edited messages on WhatsApp

No, you cannot recover edited messages on WhatsApp as they have been edited already.

Can I edit a message that I have received

No, you can only edit messages that you have sent. You cannot edit messages that you have received.

How to Edit Whatsapp Message after Sending on WhatsApp Web

If you use WhatsApp Web then you can also edit WhatsApp sent messages on WhatsApp web and below is the process to edit such sent messages.

  1. Open WhatsApp Web and login with your WhatsApp account
  2. Go to the messages and click on options under the messages with down arrow icon
  3. Then click on Edit button and you can edit the sent WhatsApp message and click on Send button to send edited WhatsApp message
  4. The edited messages even on WhatsApp web will be identified as edited for other users are aware of the changes that you have made

Can I edit a Group Message on WhatsApp

Yes, you can edit a group message. To do this, follow the same steps as you would for editing a regular message. However, keep in mind that all group members will see that the message has been edited.

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Can I edit a message that has been forwarded

No, you cannot edit a message that has been forwarded. Once a message has been forwarded, it is no longer under your control and you cannot make any changes to it.

How to Delete WhatsApp Messages

You can delete WhatsApp messages for yourself or for everyone and the below are the two methods that you can use to delete WhatsApp messages.

If used Delete for yourself will delete the message from your chat history, but the recipient will still be able to see it. But if Delete for everyone will delete the message from your chat history and the recipient’s chat history. So follow the steps

  1. Open the WhatsApp chat where the message is located.
  2. Tap and hold the message you want to delete.
  3. Tap Delete.
  4. Tap Delete for everyone.

How long can I wait before deleting a WhatsApp message

WhatsApp messages can be deleted up to two days and twelve hours after it has been sent. You can only erase a message for yourself if it was sent more than two days and twelve hours ago.

Can I delete multiple messages at once

You may delete several messages at once, yes. Simply tap and hold the first message, then tap on the additional messages to pick the ones you wish to remove. You have the option to delete the messages for just yourself or for everyone in the chat after selecting them.

Can the other person know if I deleted a message

Yes, they will be able to see an indication that says “This message was deleted” which will appear in place of the message you deleted for everyone.

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