Not too long ago, WhatsApp informed us that it was working on a feature to edit messages in the mobile app. The text editing function is intended to open a new screen where you can edit the mistakes you have made. Now it seems that he is developing the same tool for the desktop version.
While these WhatsApp beta updates are interesting, they don’t really provide much information. There is a screenshot that WABetaInfo provided on their blog, revealing the text editing feature in a chat window. From the looks it looks like it open another window to adjust the text and resend it.
Let’s spend some time thinking about this for a moment. If you watch Telegram and Skype, you can edit your chats right where the message is. Perhaps the screenshot is a first preview and there are no further posts to reveal how it will eventually look on your screen. My other question is whether the edit function is really so important.
Of course, I understand that if you’re dealing with your customers on WhatsApp, you’ll want your messages to read properly. It depends on how quickly they read your message. It may just save you time correcting yourself in the next post than going in, editing, and then saving the changes.
I am pedantic. This new feature is probably the result of users saying other chat apps have it, so why not WhatsApp? It’s almost as useless to me as the upcoming ability to search old WhatsApp messages by date.