Ever considered editing messages sent via WhatsApp for Windows 11? Meta-owned Facebook believes it’s finally time to add the ability to edit posts to its current messaging app.
WhatsApp isn’t perfect, especially on Windows. Facebook is aware of many drawbacks and limitations, such as the limited ability to edit previously sent messages and express what you are trying to communicate with comments, etc. While Facebook has added comments to its WhatsApp mobile app, the functionality is lacking. still in the new UWP client.
WhatsApp is apparently getting two new messaging features: the ability to edit previously sent messages and respond to messages sent by anyone. The ability to comment is already live on the web app, but is also coming to the WhatsApp UWP, according to references spotted in the app.
As you can see in the screenshot above, WhatsApp web already allows you to respond to messages with heart emojis and more. The same comment functionality comes to the UWP client along with other improvements.
You will soon be able to edit your messages on WhatsApp
While Facebook lets you delete the recipient’s messages on WhatsApp, it is now possible to edit texts and it’s especially useful if you regret pressing the Send/Enter button on your desktop.
To edit a post, you can right-click on the post and hit the “Edit” button, and WhatsApp doesn’t keep an edit history, unlike Twitter. However, the feature is in development, so we don’t know if this will change in the future and if WhatsApp will also get edit history.
We also don’t know if users can see when people edit their posts.
This feature is under development and is not available to users in the beta channel.
Other Features Coming to WhatsApp for Windows
In addition to these interesting features, Facebook is also working on another new tool that will allow you to set up cover photos for your account. This new addition is apparently aimed at enterprise customers and is currently in development only for the messaging app on desktop platforms.
As you can see in the above screenshot shared by WABetaInfoBusiness users can configure their company profile with custom cover photo i.e. header image.
This is a business-oriented feature and users cannot set a cover photo from standard WhatsApp accounts.