Deleting a sent WhatsApp message is really easy. You just tap and hold it, then tap the bin icon that appears in the top bar and say Ok to the message that pops up asking if you really want to delete it. But we all know this doesn’t work for already sent messages.
Fortunately for all of us, WhatsApp is reportedly working on a feature that could let users unsend embarrassing messages after they have been sent. This feature will definitely be a godsend to those guys that are prone to typos or drunk texting.
The latest beta release reportedly includes the option to revoke a message within five minutes of it being sent.
But just because it’s included in the beta release doesn’t necessarily mean it will roll out to the public.
The latest beta release suggests WhatsApp is looking at different ways the feature could work. If feedback from the trial proves positive, there’s no reason it shouldn’t be rolled out more widely.
The beta release includes a number of other changes the app, including new font shortcuts and the ability to share your location with other users.
There’s also a new “change number” feature, which could make it easier to notify your contacts if you change your phone number. According to a screenshot shared by @WABetaInfo, the new feature will allow users to notify all their contacts automatically with a single tap.