WhatsApp’s upcoming update may soon come with the ability to recall sent messages, allowing users to revoke and edit already sent messages on its messaging app.
A video report by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp developers say they are testing a new functionality that will let its messaging app users to revoke and edit sent messages.
WABetaInfo further claims that the feature is available in the WhatsApp Beta for iOS 126.96.36.1999. The feature was apparently disabled by default and the revocation and editing privileges are under development.
If a revoked message has attachments such as text, image, audio or video files, the files will be deleted from the recipient’s phone too, if and when it is connected to the internet.
On its twitter handle, WABetaInfo did mention that based on the recent WhatsApp beta update found on the iOS, WhatsApp might not allow users to edit very old messages. “You’ll be able to edit only recent messages (about some days probably).”
However, It’s unclear how fast you’ll have to act before it’s too late, but it’s likely that you’ll have to be quick about it. It’s also not clear for now when this new feature will roll out to all users, but it’s likely that iPhone users will get it first when it does.
In addition to this, the company is also experimenting to improve the status badge. In the update, the messaging app added a delete and a forward icon next to the status badge that will allow users to completely remove or forward their statuses.
If you have ever sent a message to the wrong person or phrased a message wrongly and then cursed your luck, this update can save you.
So next time when you send a message intended for your girlfriend mistakenly to someone else on WhatsApp, relax as you may be able to revoke such messages in the near future.