WhatsApp looks set to make the ability to recall sent messages available to even more users.
Last December the option appeared in beta version of WhatsApp’s iOS app and now it like looks the feature will soon be added to WhatsApp Web.
WhatsApp Web 0.2.4077: many improvements for the revoke feature & you'll be able to unsend messages sent within 5 minutes (DISABLED NOW). pic.twitter.com/2qj28JEwyi
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) 12 April 2017
According to @WABetainfo, which keeps track of the beta releases of WhatsApp, the company is testing the feature in its web version, where it gives users a five minute window to delete any messages they have sent.
Once the five minutes are over, the message can not be recalled.
@WABetainfo also reports that the latest beta version of WhatsApp on Android makes it easier for users to add basic formatting to their messages.
Currently users have to remember a number of different commands to add bold or italicise their text.
For example, adding asterisks either side of a word makes the word bold, while placing underscores either side of a word will italicise it.
WhatsApp beta for Android 2.17.148: new font shortcuts. pic.twitter.com/BLrHQ3dtX0
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) 13 April 2017
However, instead of having to remember these and other commands, the next WhatsApp update will display a full range of formatting options when a user highlights a word or line of text, taps and holds.
The new features appear in WhatsApp beta version 2.17.148 on Android but as yet it is not known when the option will be officially rolled out to all WhatsApp users.
The news comes after WhatsApp announced it will soon add the option for users to use its app to money to friends.
The option looks set to first be available to users in India within the next six months, Reuters reported.
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