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Latest WhatsApp beta lets you delete those messages you didn't want sent

The feature is currently available to WhatsApp beta testers, though there is no timeline for when the masses can take advantage of it.

Published onSeptember 12, 2017


We at Android Authority want you to know that there is a good chance you will end up in a drunken stupor and on a random fail video on YouTube if you drink a little too much alcohol. There is also a chance you will send messages you did not want sent. WhatsApp has your back, however, with the messaging client’s latest beta allowing you to delete those embarrassing messages of you slamming a can on your head that you sent.

Reported by WABetaInfo, Android insiders are currently testing the feature, with WhatsApp having turned on the dedicated recall server on its end. Since the feature is in beta, everyone else will have to wait a bit until it rolls out.

You will soon be able to talk to businesses on WhatsApp
The WhatsApp logo on Android.

Regardless of how long it takes to roll out, however, the ability to recall messages will be incredibly useful for those prone to mistakingly sending out messages to the wrong people. Better yet, if you decide to recall your message, whatever you wrote is not displayed on the recipient’s notification area. Instead, the recalled message is displayed as, “This message was deleted.”

WhatsApp for Android: when the sender deletes the message for everyone, it will be updated in the Notification Center too [AVAILABLE SOON]
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) September 12, 2017

Again, there is no timeline for when we expect the feature to roll out to the masses, but there is no denying that Facebook-owned WhatsApp has been hard at work with its messaging app. In the last two months alone, WhatsApp added picture-in-picture, colorful status updates, and the ability to message businesses, though picture-in-picture and the ability to message businesses are not available to the masses just yet.

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