WhatsApp users will soon be able to edit messages they send to others.
The company, which is owned by Facebook parent Meta, has said users will be able to modify what they have written within 15 minutes of hitting the send button.
While the message will be labelled as 'edited' to the receiver, it will not show the edit history.
"For the moments when you make a mistake, or simply change your mind, you can now edit your sent messages," the company said in a blog post on Monday.
"From correcting a simple misspelling to adding extra context to a message, we’re excited to bring you more control over your chats".
Users can long-press on a sent message and choose 'Edit' from the menu.
"As with all personal messages, media and calls, your messages and the edits you make are protected by end-to-end encryption," WhatsApp said.
IT’S HERE 📣 Message Editing is rolling out now.
You now get up to 15 minutes after sending a message to edit it. So you don’t have to worry if you duck it up 🦆 pic.twitter.com/JCWNzmXwVr
— WhatsApp (@WhatsApp) May 22, 2023
The feature has started rolling out to users globally and will be available to everyone "in the coming weeks," it added.
WhatsApp reportedly has some two billion active users worldwide.