WhatsApp will now allow its users to edit messages sent to “correct errors” or simply because they have “changed their minds,” the social network announced Tuesday.

“From correcting a simple spelling mistake to adding more context to a message, we are happy to offer you more control over your chats,” WhatsApp said.

The user who wants to modify a text of his own will only have to long press on the message sent and choose “Edit” from the menu. This possibility will be allowed up to fifteen minutes after sending the message.

In order to let the users who receive the message know that the sender has modified them, the edited texts will appear as “edited”, but without showing the history of edits.

As with all personal messages, multimedia and calls, all messages and edits made by a user are protected by end-to-end encryption, WhatsApp reminds.

This feature has started to reach users around the world and will be available to everyone in the coming weeks.

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