How to Edit Sent Messages on Telegram

How to Edit Sent Messages on Telegram

In this tutorial I will share how to edit sent messages on Telegram (Android, iOS and Desktop PC apps). We’ve all had those times when we wished we could take back our words — or correct a spelling error, or tidy up an awkward sentence. Most of us are used to correcting sent messages with follow-up messages accompanied by an asterisk. But it looks very unprofessional, especially if you use Telegram for work purposes.

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In messenger service applications, it is very important for someone to be able to edit messages after they are sent. On Telegram, it’s easier to edit and correct those messages and keep proper chat logs. Here’s how to edit sent messages on Telegram on various platforms (Android, iOS and PC Desktop apps).

Edit Telegram sent messages on Android

Let’s start by editing Telegram sent messages on Android first. Follow the steps given below:

  1. First, open the Telegram conversation where you want to edit the sent message.
  2. Navigate to the message you want to edit, then tap and hold.
  3. After that you will see a tick mark moving where previously on the right is now on the left.
  4. Then tap the edit option (pencil icon) in the menu bar above.
  5. Now, edit the message to fix the error that you made earlier. Once done, tap on the checkmark button.
  6. The message that you edit is tagged ‘edited’ which is placed next to it.
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Edit Telegram sent messages on iOS

Now, let’s continue editing Telegram sent messages on iOS. Accessing edit options is a bit different here, so follow the steps given below to edit your Telegram text.

  1. Open a Telegram conversation and tap and hold on the message that you want to change.
  2. A pop-up menu will appear with several options. Select it and Tap on “Edit”.
  3. Now, change the message as you want. Then, tap the checkmark button on the right to confirm.
  4. The message that you edit is tagged with “edited” which is placed next to it.

Edit Telegram sent messages on PC Desktop app

The steps for editing Telegram sent messages on the Desktop PC application are also not too different.

  1. Click the conversation in the left pane; then in the right pane, right click on the message you want to edit and select “Edit”.
  2. An editing window will open at the bottom with the original message above it.
  3. Type the edited message, then click the checkmark option on the right.
  4. The message that you edit is tagged with “edited” which is placed next to it.

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What happens when you edit a message on Telegram?

As soon as you edit a message on Telegram, you and the recipient will see an ‘edit’ tag placed next to the message, notifying all parties involved in the chat that you have edited the message. But as long as your message is delivered according to your wishes, it shouldn’t be a problem.

Can I edit an edited message?

You can edit your message multiple times as long as you do so within 48 hours of sending the message. Also there is no limit on how many times you can edit a message.

What is the time limit for editing messages on Telegram?

You can only edit messages sent in the last 48 hours. After the hour has passed, you have to delete the message and type again. But for most cases, 2 days is enough time to resolve the error and keep the chat clean.

Can I delete messages after 48 hours?

You can delete sent messages, even if 48 hours have passed since you sent them. In fact, there is no time limit to delete your sent messages on Telegram for everyone involved in the chat.

That’s how to edit Telegram sent messages on Android, iOS and the Desktop application. Hopefully this article can help you. Don’t forget to also share it with your friends if you find this article useful, thank you.

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