- WhatsApp Web beta will allow users to edit messages.
- Users can edit a sent message within 15 minutes.
- WhatsApp has also released a beta app for Android smartwatches running WearOS.
WhatsApp is working on improving the user experience on the web app. The instant messaging app recently announced a beta program for web app users to gather bug reports and feedback while giving them access to upcoming WhatsApp features. The Meta-owned company has now released a new WhatsApp Web beta feature. The new beta update gives users the ability to edit messages. The feature is being tested with a select number of beta users.
In addition, the company has released an official app that can work on Android smartwatches on WearOS. Let’s take a look at the upcoming WhatsApp feature coming to the Web version and possibly your Android smartwatch too.
Here’s How You Will be Able to Edit WhatsApp Messages in Future
WhatsApp has released a new beta update for the Web app which gives users the ability to edit messages even after it has been sent. The feature can be used within a few minutes of sending a message to other users. WABetaInfo, which spotted the feature running on the web app, revealed that users will have a window of 15 minutes to edit a message once it has been sent to an individual or a group. Moreover, users can edit a message multiple times during the 15-minute window.
The report includes a screenshot, which reveals how the feature works. Users need to long-press on a message that they sent in a group to check the “Edit Message” action button. Tap on it and you will be prompted to edit the message within a new window.
As mentioned, users will have 15 minutes to edit a message multiple times. The report stated that the feature has a time limit to maintain the authenticity of the conversation so that users cannot completely change the message after a long time. That being said, it would be nice if the feature shows the edit history to other users in the chat as there can be instances of people completely changing a message during the 15-minute window.
The ability to edit messages is available to some beta testers that joined the official beta program of WhatsApp Web, and it is rolling out to even more people over the coming weeks.
WhatsApp App for WearOS
WABetaInfo also spotted a dedicated WhatsApp app compatible with Android smartwatches running WearOS. The tracker website spotted the app after the company released the WhatsApp beta for Android 126.96.36.199 update on the Google Play Store. The WhatsApp app for WearOS is currently in beta.
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The report revealed that the WhatsApp app for WearOS currently includes features like chat messaging and voice messages. Users must link their WhatsApp account to the WearOS device to use the app.
To download the app, you need to be a beta tester. Next, open the Google Play Store and update the app to the latest WhatsApp beta for Android 188.8.131.52 update. Once installed, beta users will be required to enter an 8-digit code on their device, which will appear on the smartwatch app when you link it to your WhatsApp account. The report added that WhatsApp for WearOS preserves end-to-end encryption as this relies on multi-device capabilities.