It’s been rumoured for months but WhatsApp’s unsend or ‘recall’ feature is a step closer to reality, according to a new report.
The eagerly anticipated feature which will allow you to delete messages you have already sent is tipped to be rolled out to all users in an imminent update.
The unsend feature, also known as Recall or Revoke, is set to work on all messages, including texts, GIFs, videos, images, documents and Status updates.
However, you only have a 5 minute window in which to recall your message. Anything more than 5 minutes can not be recalled.
According to WABetaInfo, which keeps track on new features being tested in beta versions of the popular messaging service, Recall will be available in WhatsApp version “2.17.30+”.
Version 2.17.30 is the latest version to become available in the App Store, although Recall hasn’t been made available just yet.
The Recall feature will be remotely enabled in 2.17.30+.
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) 5 June 2017
The latest Android version of WhatsApp is 2.17.190 leading some to suggest that iPhone users may be the first to try out the new feature.
WABetaInfo also claimed the recall feature has already been added to WhatsApp, but it is currently disabled by default and will be switched on as soon as WhatsApp decides it is bug free and ready to be rolled out.
The new feature could be rolled out at any moment but there is no official word yet on when Recall will be available to users.
Watch this space.
Meanwhile, WhatsApp is also rumoured to be adding Line style stickers which users can send to their contacts in a message.
The stickers have also recently been made available on Facebook Messenger and are likely to be added to the messaging service in the near future.
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