WhatsApp Is Testing Message Editing; Skin Tone Support in Message Reactions

WhatsApp has been discovered to be introducing the ability to modify messages after they have been sent. It would allow users to correct problems in their communications, such as typos, without totally deleting them from the conversation and starting again.

On the other hand, WhatsApp has begun to accommodate varied skin tones for message replies. The new feature is presently accessible to certain WhatsApp for Android beta testers as part of the most recent beta release. Once the beta testing is done, it may be released to the general public.

According to WABetaInfo, a WhatsApp beta tracker, WhatsApp has begun testing the ability for users to alter their text messages. It would display in addition to the current Info and Copy choices that appear when you long-press a text message in the app.

WABetaInfo has published a few screenshots to demonstrate how the edit feature on WhatsApp might operate.

Users may alter the text by choosing Edit from the pop-up menu after long-pressing the text message, as seen in the images.

It’s unclear if the recipient will be able to see the message’s exit status. Users are also unlikely to be able to examine a message’s prior versions by looking at its edit history.

The screenshots were grabbed from a recent version of WhatsApp for Android beta to offer us a peek at the progress. On the other hand, WhatsApp is rumored to be working on bringing the edit feature to iOS and PC users as well. However, the exact date of the deployment has yet to be confirmed.

This isn’t the first time WhatsApp has been observed working on the ability to modify texts. WABetaInfo stated in 2016 that the instant chat software was working on adding Edit and Revoke capabilities.

In 2017, certain beta versions of the app included more references for both choices. On the other hand, WhatsApp did not make them available to its beta testers at the time.

Rather than allowing users to amend messages, WhatsApp added the ‘Erase for Everyone’ tool in November 2017 to allow users to delete any message that contains a mistake fully.

WhatsApp is investigating support for multiple skin tones for message responses and working on the edit option. It has been given out to certain users through WhatsApp for Android beta version, according to WABetaInfo.

Users may now adjust the skin tone of message replies based on their last used skin tone in the main emojis list in the new beta version. This implies that if you chose a dark skin tone for the Folded Hands emoji, the reply would also have a dark tone.

The ability to modify skin tone in message responses seems restricted to the Thumbs Up and Folded Hands emojis since the other reactions do not support it.