There are times when you end up sending a message that you later regret.
The popular messaging app will soon come out with a long-awaited feature — the ability to recall sent messages.
WhatsApp has updated the beta app for iOS platform (version 126.96.36.1999) which will allow users to edit outgoing messages and even pull them back altogether from the recipients’ phones.
And it is not just messages, attachments (such as text, image, audio or video files) will also be deleted from the recipient’s phone, if and when it is connected to the internet.
The information was leaked by Twitter handle WABetaInfo, which tracks the latest changes made to WhatsApp beta builds.
The tipster also shared a couple of screenshots and a GIF video to demonstrate the working of this feature. To retract the message, you’ll have to tap on the message, which will open up a menu. Here’s you’ll have to select ‘revoke’ option, which will then retract the message.
The feature was apparently disabled by default and the revocation and editing privileges are under development.
However, it is unclear when the said feature will be available.
On Gmail, the ‘undo’ option offers anywhere between 5-30 seconds (depending on what you choose in settings) to be able to retract mails.
Among other features, WhatsApp recently added video streaming feature that lets you watch a video while it is still being downloaded.
Last month, WhatsApp announced that it has 160 million active monthly users in India, and also announced the launch of video calling service for Android, iOS and Windows Phone platforms.