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New Feature Alert : Edit text Messages on WhatsApp



Edit Button soon to be launched Meta (previously known as Facebook) owned WhatsApp, a messaging App is currently developing a new feature to improve the user experience, that is an Edit button.


"Subsequent to declaring that a few significant elements are being worked on, for example, group polls and WhatsApp Premium, WhatsApp is at last dealing with the capacity to edit messages for a future update of WhatsApp beta for Android, iOS, and Desktop!," as per WABetaInfo, a WhatsApp tracking website.


The new impending WhatsApp Edit button will permit users to edit messages, in spite of the fact that there won't be an edit history to really look at past adaptations of edited messages, reported WABetaInfo


Although this feature was suggested to Twitter but WhatsApp seems to take a step ahead to add an edit button to the chat.


"Since this new feature is in progress, their plan might change prior to launching the feature. Also, insights concerning the time window to allow users to alter their messages are obscure right now, yet we will quickly tell you when there is news," WABetaInfo said.


Recently, the texting platform has declared that it is carrying out new highlights, including emoticon responses, larger files and groups.


The organization said that it is gradually carrying out the capacity to add 512 users to a group, which, till currently, permitted to add up to 256.


Last month reports surfaced that WhatsApp is adding a feature in which the users can silently exit the group chat. With this add on feature, people in the group will not be notified of their exit. Once this feature is added, only the person left and group admin will be notified about their exit.


With time, WhatsApp is planning to bring the latest and different features to add convenience to their user experience. Only with time, more details will be revealed.


WhatsApp Privacy Policy Controversy

Last year in May, WhatsApp might have confronted legitimate action in India on the off chance that it doesn't send a palatable answer to another notification sent by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology requesting that the organization pull out its most recent privacy policy update.


"We have a sovereign obligation to safeguard the privileges and interests of Indian residents. The public authority will think about different choices accessible under the law," a senior IT ministry official said.


In a correspondence sent to WhatsApp requesting that it pull out the new privacy policy, the IT service said, "The progressions to the privacy policy and the way of presenting these progressions remembering for FAQs subverts the consecrated upsides of enlightening protection, information security and client decision for Indian clients and damages the privileges and interests of Indian residents."

Authorities said that simple deferral by WhatsApp of the last date to acknowledge the refreshed terms past its cutoff time of May 15 didn't acquit it from regarding instructive protection, information security and client decision for Indian clients.


This is the second correspondence by the IT service to WhatsApp requesting to pull out its dubious privacy policy. In January 2021, the service had composed a letter to Will Cathcart, the worldwide Chief Executive Officer of WhatsApp, asking that the most recent security and strategy update be removed.


The security update, the IT service letter had then said, empowered WhatsApp and other Facebook organizations "to make intrusive and exact deductions about app users".


"This approach can possibly encroach on the guiding principle of information protection, user decision and autonomy of Indian clients. Given the tremendous client base of WhatsApp and Facebook in India, the solidification of this delicate data likewise uncovered an extremely huge section of Indian residents to more prominent data security hazards and weaknesses making a possible honeypot of data," the IT ministry had said in the letter to Cathcart.


In the new notification, the IT service repeated the "discriminatory" treatment distributed to Indian WhatsApp clients contrasted with those in Europe. "As you are certainly mindful, numerous Indian residents rely upon WhatsApp to impart regular day to day existence. It isn't simply hazardous, yet in addition reckless, for WhatsApp to use this situation to force uncalled-for agreements on Indian clients, especially those that oppress Indian clients opposite clients in Europe," the new notification peruses.


In its January letter, the service had said that WhatsApp's acknowledge the-terms-or-leave-the-stage position for clients in India, when the equivalent didn't have any significant bearing to its European clients, "double-crossed an absence of regard for the freedoms and interests" of Indian clients.


In March, the IT service had taken a comparative stand under the watchful eye of the Delhi High Court, where through a sworn statement it had said WhatsApp should be banished from carrying out its new security strategy as it disregarded a few existing IT rules.


During a consultation on the issue, WhatsApp informed the High Court that it expected to proceed with the carry out of the new security strategy as expected and the cutoff time remained as May 15. The app additionally said it would keep reminding clients who had not yet acknowledged the terms to do as such, and would ultimately restrict their utilization of the stage by making specific administrations and elements inaccessible to them on the off chance that they didn't.


The refreshed strategy terms were first declared by WhatsApp by means of an in-application warning, requesting that clients consent to those by February 8 or lose admittance to their accounts. Following fights by both users and privacy activists, WhatsApp had on January 15 reported that it was postponing the execution of the changes to May 15.


WhatsApp has emphasized that WhatsApp is end-to-end encrypted and that it doesn't approach private chats or location, nor does it share private messages or different information with Facebook. In any case, the new update will empower WhatsApp to utilize a portion of the "business discussions" facilitated with the informal community for promoting.



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