WhatsApp’s Latest Updates: Edit Sent Messages & Create Personalized Stickers

In response to overwhelming user demand, WhatsApp has delivered an eagerly awaited feature that has the potential to transform the messaging experience. Mark Zuckerberg, the visionary behind WhatsApp, took to Facebook to make an announcement that sent ripples of excitement through every WhatsApp user. Users can now edit the sent messages, thanks to the introduction of the highly anticipated message editing feature.

With this latest update, WhatsApp users gain the ability to edit their messages within a 15-minute window after they have hit the send button. And yes, whether you are on Android or iOS you can edit your sent message. Imagine the relief of being able to rectify those cringe-inducing, typo-laden messages that slipped through your fingers. No longer will you be left to suffer the embarrassment of a hastily sent, error-ridden message.

This generous window provides ample opportunity to correct any blunders, whether it’s fixing a typo, rephrasing a poorly worded sentence, or even retracting a regrettable message altogether. Say goodbye to the anxiety of sending messages prematurely or without due diligence.

So, how to edit sent WhatsApp messages on your smartphone? Let’s find out.

How to Edit WhatsApp Messages on Android and iOS

Edit WhatsApp Messages

  • Open your WhatsApp, and tap on any individual/group chat you desire.
  • Now tap and hold on to the message which you accidentally sent and want to edit it.
  • An ‘Edit’ button will now appear, which you must tap in order to make changes to the message.

Once the desired changes are made, an unmistakable “edited” tag will accompany the timestamp, signifying that the message has been altered.

Your communications and any revisions you make will be encrypted end-to-end, just like all private chats, calls, and media.

Worldwide Availability of WhatsApp Edit Feature

The much-anticipated feature is now making its way to users worldwide. In an official confirmation, WhatsApp has announced that the message editing capability will soon be available to everyone, ensuring that no one is left behind in this transformative wave.

The rollout of this game-changing feature is set to take place gradually over the coming weeks, encompassing users across the globe.

Create Personalized Stickers on iOS

In addition to this, WhatsApp is also developing a new feature to try out on iOS devices (for the time being).

In a bid to stay ahead in the competitive messaging landscape, WhatsApp is making strides to match the offerings of rival platforms like Telegram and Signal. Following in their footsteps, WhatsApp has launched its very own sticker maker on iOS, aiming to empower users with the ability to create personalized stickers that truly reflect their individuality.

Initially rolled out to a select group of beta users, this exciting feature allows individuals to unleash their creativity by designing custom stickers using their personal photos.

As per the report by WABetaInfo, in the latest version of WhatsApp (23.7.77) for iPhone, users can now indulge in the art of custom sticker creation directly within the app. Wabetainfo has confirmed that WhatsApp has seamlessly integrated the option to design personalized stickers for iOS users. This means that if you have upgraded to iOS 16 or higher, you can easily access this remarkable feature by downloading the latest version of WhatsApp from the App Store.

Read Also: Getting Started With Making WhatsApp Stickers For Android & iOS

Gone are the days of relying on third-party applications to create stickers for WhatsApp. Unlike a walk in the park, the process of crafting stickers is not as straightforward as one might expect. But fear not, for we’re here to guide you through the adventure.

If you’re wondering where to find a dedicated option for sticker creation within WhatsApp, we must inform you that it’s not readily available. Instead, WhatsApp has ingeniously leveraged the power of the iOS 16 API feature to offer a unique and engaging sticker creation experience.

Read Also: How to Create and Use WhatsApp Avatars on iPhone and Android

How to Create and Send Personalized Stickers on iOS

Create and Send Personalized Stickers on iOS
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So, how does it work, you may ask? WhatsApp takes advantage of the remarkable iOS 16 API capability that enables users to separate a subject from an image using simple yet powerful gestures. Through a combination of long-press and drag-and-drop actions, you can effortlessly extract a subject from any image and transform it into an attention-grabbing sticker.

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WhatsApp continues to revolutionize the way we communicate, offering a dynamic and immersive experience for its users. With the introduction of the long-awaited message editing feature, the app empowers us to rectify mistakes and ensure our messages reflect our intended meaning. Simultaneously, the custom sticker creation feature on iOS unleashes our creativity, allowing us to personalize conversations with vibrant and expressive stickers crafted from our own photos.

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