WhatsApp is planning to let users revoke and edit sent messages, according to leaks put out by Twitter account WABetaInfo. WABetaInfo says that the feature to revoke and edit sent messages is available in WhatsApp beta for iOS 22.214.171.1249 and is turned off by default, which means that you will have to turn it on manually by heading to the settings menu.
The feature will work by tapping and holding on a sent message within the iOS version of WhatsApp to bring up a slew of new options in the small menu, including Revoke and Edit. If you select Revoke, the message will be deleted from the conversation as if it never existed. If you select Edit, you are allowed to change the content of the sent message. However, it’s worth noting that you can only revoke your message in case the recipient hasn’t seen the text. At present, WhatsApp allows you to delete messages from your own device, but the recipients can still see the deleted ones.
Currently, the hugely-popular Facebook-owned messaging app is said to be working on the feature to preview the contents of shared archive files such as ZIP or RAR. Not stopping there, WhatsApp is working on a new way to show Status. With this feature, you can view how many of your friends saw your Status update, and can also remove these status updates.
Last month, WhatsApp released a big update that comes with two new features, including the ability to stream videos without the need to wait for them to download first and support for animated GIFs. Previously, the two features were only available in WhatsApp beta users.
It’s a pity that WhatsApp is yet to announce when the new feature to revoke and edit sent messages will be rolled out to Android beta users.
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