WhatsApp is rolling out a new update through the Google Play Beta Program, bringing the version up to 184.108.40.206.
What’s new in this update? WhatsApp is currently working on the final part of the feature that will allow users to edit messages, and it is expected to be released to some beta testers very soon!
|Name of the feature?||Edit messages|
|Availability?||WhatsApp is working on bringing the ability to edit messages to a future update of the app.|
|I’ve installed this update but I don’t have this feature. Why?||This feature is under development so it is not ready to be released to beta testers, but you can discover a preview in this article.|
|Previous news?||WhatsApp Web beta gets a feature that allows users to edit messages!|
In the article about the WhatsApp beta for iOS 220.127.116.11 update, we announced that WhatsApp keeps working on the feature to edit messages. In particular, WhatsApp was developing an alert to explain when editing messages succeeded. The feature is still in development (although, in our opinion, this is probably the final step before the official release) and, thanks to the latest WhatsApp beta for Android 18.104.22.168 update available on the Google Play Store, we discovered something regarding this feature. In particular, we’ve discovered that WhatsApp is working on the same alert in the Android beta app, and it’s the final part of the feature before releasing the ability to edit messages to some beta testers:
As you can see in the attached screenshot, your edited messages will be successfully updated for everyone in the conversation in case they are using the latest version of WhatsApp. As we explained in the article about the Android version, if you’re wondering what happens to edited messages sent to people who use an old version of WhatsApp, it shouldn’t be a problem as WhatsApp will likely release the ability to edit messages when all incompatible versions with this feature have expired. This means people already updated to one of the latest versions of the app that can receive edited messages.
We announced that the ability to edit messages is finally available to some beta testers on WhatsApp Web, after joining the official beta program. Any message edited from the web client will also be edited on your device, so this is a way to test the feature even if it’s still not enabled for your account on WhatsApp beta for Android. Since this feature has just been released for WhatsApp Web beta, we can assume that it will also be released for WhatsApp beta for Android very soon.
The ability to edit messages is still in development, but it is likely to be released to beta testers on WhatsApp beta for Android in the next few days. As always, we’re going to post an additional article when the feature is finally released.
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