WhatsApp, a leading messenger platform owned by Facebook, recently disclosed that it is soon launching a ‘Recall’ feature that will allow users to revoke messages, recall or unsend texts, images, videos, graphics interchange formats (GIFs), attachments, and quoted messages. The users will enjoy a five-minute window to revoke these messages.
The move to introduce this feature was reported in ‘The Independent’ on July 6, 2017 and will include status replies as well.
Recall Feature Possible Only For Recently Sent Messages
The ‘recall’ feature will be introduced in the version “2.17.30+” of the app, while the current version of the app is 2.17.190. However, the feature of revoking misdirected messages will be available only on recent messages and will exclude the old ones.
In a recent enhancement, WhatsApp launched the reply shortcut in July for its iPhone users, which enabled them to swipe right on the messages received and then start typing the responses. WhatsApp also plans to bring back the old contact list functionality for iPhone users. The feature was done away with the arrival of the ‘Status’ feature.
Functionality to Edit Sent Messages Already On Beta Version
According to WABetaInfo, a site that is at the forefront of testing any new feature in WhatsApp, the mobile messaging platform has consolidated its efforts to introduce the feature in the foreseeable future. As per an earlier tweet by WABetaInfo, the functionality to edit sent messages is already being tested in the beta version. The feature is inactive by default and is currently under development.
The popular messaging platform boasts of over 200 million users in India, a rapidly emerging market.