WhatsApp to Launch Sent Chat Edit Option

WhatsApp to Launch Sent Chat Edit Option
WhatsApp may soon roll out a feature that allows users to delete or edit sent messages.

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(CCM) — After adding scores of important features — like font editing and video calling — instant messaging platform WhatsApp is likely gearing up to roll out a new feature that will allow its users to edit or permanently delete messages even after they are sent. Currently, a user can only delete messages on their end, with the deleted message remaining visible to its recipient. This news was first tweeted by @WABetaInfo, a Twitter account that closely tracks the app's beta releases. A separate report by NDTV explained that the feature is disabled by default, and users have to enable it manually, at which point they can simply long press the sent message to reveal the new options. One limitation, however, is that the revoke messages feature will only work if the recipient has not yet seen the message. The option has been rolled out in the beta version of WhatsApp for iPhone, with no word on when WhatsApp will roll out the same features for Android Beta users.

WhatsApp is also testing another feature that lets users preview shared documents, like RAR and ZIP files, before opening them. The instant messaging service has already added support for animated GIFs as well as the ability for users to watch received videos before they have fully downloaded.

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