XEP-0308: Last Message Correction

XEP-0308: Last Message Correction allows you to correct the last sent message, e.g. if there was a typo in your message.

Advertising Support

If your client supports this feature it should advertise support for it:


Correcting a Message

Let’s say you send a message with a typo in it:

Message message = new Message(Jid.of("juliet@example.net/balcony"), Message.Type.CHAT, "Hello, my frind");

You then recognize the typo in it and want to correct it. You would send a replacement message, replacing the old message:

Message correctedMessage = new Message(jid, Message.Type.CHAT, "Hello, my friend");
correctedMessage.addExtension(new Replace("123"));

Listening for Message Corrections

If a message should be replaced by another message, you should check inbound messages for the Replace extension and then replace the old message:

Replace replace = message.getExtension(Replace.class);
if (replace != null) {
    String oldMessageId = replace.getId();
    // Replace old message with message...

Keeping track of the message ids is of course the developer’s responsibility.