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WhatsApp introduces the ability to edit text-only messages in Channels

WhatsApp’s latest feature Channels, which was rolled out to the public in September 2023, introduces an exciting update for users. Now, it is possible to edit the content of a message within Channels. However, there are some limitations to keep in mind. Users have a 30-day time frame to make edits to their messages, and these edits can only be applied to text-only messages. Other types of media like photos, videos, and files cannot be modified.

One important thing to note is that when an account edits a channel message, the users within that specific channel will not receive a notification about the alteration. Instead, edited channel updates will display the word “edited” next to the timestamp and will be visible to anyone viewing the channel.

To edit a message within WhatsApp Channels, follow these steps:

1. Long press the channel update you wish to edit.
2. Tap the three-dot menu icon.
3. Select the “Edit” option.
4. Make the desired changes to your update.
5. Finally, tap the check mark to save your edits.

If you are new to the concept of Channels and primarily use WhatsApp for casual chatting, here are some key takeaways to keep in mind. Channels differ from regular chats on WhatsApp as they offer a separate space where your chosen contacts are not visible to others, emphasizing privacy. Users can browse through various channels and select the ones they are interested in following.

Think of Channels as a one-way broadcasting tool that enables administrators to share different types of content such as text messages, photos, videos, stickers, and polls. It’s reminiscent of old-fashioned newspapers or television shows.

So, if you’re looking for a new and unique experience within WhatsApp, give Channels a try and discover a different way to engage with content and connect with others.

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