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WhatsApp is no longer actively looking into introducing the ability to edit sent messages, according to those with knowledge of the messaging app’s future roadmap.

Instead, WhatsApp users who want to tweak the content of their sent messages should copy the text, delete the sent message, paste the contents into the text field and correct the mistake before sending it all over again.

WABetaInfo, which has an impressive track record when it comes to predicting upcoming changes to WhatsApp, first shared the update on its Twitter account.

“WhatsApp is no longer developing the edit message feature,” it tweeted.

“So, if you want to edit a message, you have to copy it, delete it for everyone, sending the correct one.”

WABetaInfo successful predicted the ability to delete sent texts, pictures, videos, and more, earlier this year.

WhatsApp finally rolled-out the feature to users worldwide earlier this week.

The ability to revoke message (with some caveats, mind) does provide a solution for those hoping to be able to edit their sent messages.

However, the procedure (copy, delete, correct, resend) is annoyingly elaborate just to fix a simple typo.

WhatsApp is currently working on the ability to send payments within its hugely-successful chat app.

WhatsApp Payments was first spotted in the 2.17.295 beta version of the Android version of the Facebook-owned chat app.

It appears the upcoming feature will enable WhatsApp users to wirelessly transfer money within the messenger.

That promises to make it much easier to transfer money between friends and family, which could prove to be costly for some.

Facebook, which bought WhatsApp for a record $19 billion back in February 2014, has already added a peer-to-peer payment solution to its Messenger chat app.

Apple is set to introduce the ability to send money via Apple Pay within its iMessage chat service with the launch of iOS 11.1 later this year.

The welcome screen for WhatsApp Payments – which has been unearthed from the latest beta build – says the service allows for “bank to bank transfer with UPI” and mentions that users will need to accept WhatsApp Payments’ Privacy Policy and Terms before sending any money.

WhatsApp recently announced that it had passed one billion daily active users.

The hugely-successful chat app was originally launched in 2009 by ex-Yahoo! employees Brian Acton and Jan Koum.


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