WhatsApp’s upcoming update might bring along a long-awaited feature — the ability to recall sent messages.
If you have ever sent a message to the wrong person or phrased a message wrongly and then cursed your luck, this update can save you. WABetaInfo posted Wednesday on Twitter that the company has added the ability to edit and revoke sent messages, demonstrating the feature in a video.
WABetaInfo further claims that the feature is available in the WhatsApp Beta for iOS 220.127.116.119.
The feature was apparently disabled by default and the revocation and editing privileges are under development. Once it is available, you will be able to edit or revoke only recent messages but not old messages (the time frame was not specified by WABetaInfo). If a revoked message has attachments such as text, image, audio or video files, the files will be deleted from the recipient’s phone too, if and when it is connected to the internet.
While the iOS update version 18.104.22.1689 includes major fixes, the rumored feature adding the ability to revoke sent messages might be its most important feature. There has, however, been no official confirmation of the existence of the feature from WhatsApp.