There are plenty of messaging platforms today, and most of them offer you more or less the same services. However, there is none which allows you to undo the sending of a message. WhatsApp thought about how useful it might be sometimes to delete a message after it had already been sent, so it’s currently testing a feature in the sense.
You will soon be able to delete unpleasant messages which have already been sent
Sometimes, you might regret sending certain messages, and wish the receiver weren’t able to reread them. Soon, WhatsApp will allow you to make such messages disappear, by rolling out a feature which lets you delete texts even after they have already been sent.
WABetaInfo is a Twitter account which offers news regarding the latest WhatsApp beta version, and it has already revealed how the “Delete for everyone” feature is currently under testing. Also, the servers appear to be ready, and able to delete messages which have been already sent. Unfortunately, the feature is not available to the public yet, but it should be rolled out soon.
The feature should soon still be here
The Twitter account has more interesting info regarding notifications. Once you receive a message, you will get a notification. However, if the sender chooses to delete it before you get to read it, the notification will display a text saying the message was deleted.
Therefore, if you are quick enough, you might be able to delete an embarrassing message even before the receiver gets to read it. However, there might be one downside. It’s possible that senders would be able to delete sent messages only five minutes after they are sent.
WhatsApp didn’t reveal anything regarding the date when the feature should be available for everyone. However, rumors related to its testing surfaced as early as January, and now it became available in beta. Therefore, it should be launched as soon as in a few weeks.
DELETE FOR EVERYONE NEWS!
[AVAILABLE SOON!] pic.twitter.com/GQ6eqbNvSn
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) September 12, 2017
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