WhatsApp says it will allow users to edit messages, in a move that will see it match a feature offered by competitors like Telegram and Signal.
The firm says messages can edited for up to 15 minutes after sent.
The instant-messaging service is part of US technology giant Meta, which also owns Facebook and Instagram.
The feature will made available to WhatsApp’s 2 billion users in the coming weeks. It counts India as its largest market, with 487 million users
Edited messages will e tagged as “edited”. So recipients are aware that the content has changed.
However, they will not show how the message has tweaked over time.
WhatsApp’s announcement came after the feature has offered by messaging services Telegram and Signal.
The edit function has introduced by social media platform Facebook almost a decade ago.
Around that time, Facebook revealed that more than half of its users accessed the site on mobile phones, which are more prone to typing errors.
On Facebook, updates that are modified has marked as edited. A history of the edits is also available for users to view.
Last year, Elon Musk’s social media platform Twitter said it was giving its paying subscribers the ability to edit their tweets.
Tweets can be edited a few times in the 30 minutes after posting.