The testing regarding the ability to edit messages on the beta version of the app for Android and iOS is done by WhatsApp. The Meta-owned messaging service, WhatsApp is now testing message editing on its mobile apps and also to the Web interface. Users who have signed up for the upgradation of updates via the beta channel on iOS and Android can build the changes to text messages within a specific time frame. This feature will be available for all the users of WhatsApp in the coming weeks along with other beta features including the ability to silence unknown callers.
As per certain reports, WhatsApp has enabled the message editing feature on WhatsApp Beta for Android version 188.8.131.52 and WhatsApp Beta for iOS version 184.108.40.206.
Users who have already done the installation and upgradation to these builds via the beta testing channels on Google Play and Apple’s TestFlight should have a new Edit message option. This approach is quite similar to the recent WhatsApp Web beta update of the ability to modify messages.
WhatsApp has restricted the ability to edit messages on all three platforms. The huge tech giant, Apple has also applied the same time limit on texts sent via the Messages app. However, while one can only edit an iMessage text five times, whereas WhatsApp does not appear to have any limit on the number of times a message can be modified, within the time frame.
While the ability to edit text messages on WhatsApp is currently available for beta testing on Android, iOS, and the Web. On an official note, the company has not yet revealed the plans to bring the feature to all users on the stable release channel. The feature is expected to get launched for the users in the coming weeks. The feature is inclusive of specialization in testing, and the ability to silence unknown callers. The feature is designed in such a way that it can combat the rise of spam and scam calls on the messaging service.