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Some call it a breakthrough and a game-changer. Others couldn’t care less.

Meta recently announced that users of its popular WhatsApp messaging app will now be able to edit messages even after they’ve sent them.

But, there’s a catch… You only have 15 minutes once you’ve hit the send button to edit the message and you’re only given one revision.

In a statement, WhatsApp said the idea is to give its users more control.

“From correcting a simple misspelling to adding extra context to a message, we’re excited to bring you more control over your chats.”

Want to know how to access the edit feature? Simply long-press on a message. The editing function has been rolled out worldwide and will soon be available in every country. Currently, WhatsApp has more than two billion users globally.

The editing feature follows the secret reading of messages ability launched in August last year. The feature gives users the ability to read their messages without other people knowing they’re online. The aim of the feature is to increase users’ privacy.

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