Have you ever sent a WhatsApp that you immediately regretted?
A misplaced declaration of love, or a speedy message fuelled by rage that should never have been typed.
Well, that text-regret could soon be a thing of the past as WhatsApp might soon be rolling out a new feature that gives a five minute window to change your mind on any message.
The messaging service is rumoured to be adding the recall service that can delete any message, image, video or gif in their next update, according to WABetInfo .
The feature has been rumoured for months but a new report indicates the service that could spare your blushes is winging its way to mobiles.
Infotech site WABetInfo previews Whatsapp features before they’re released and they seem pretty sure that the godsend, thought to be called Recall, is included in the code for version 2.17.30 of the app.
But the boffins warn that the feature is a ‘hidden’ one, meaning that it’s disabled by default and can only be enabled by WhatsApp themselves.
The feature that could put an end to drunk-dialling and embarrassing typing errors hasn’t quite made it to our mobiles but version 2.17.30 has just been released on Apple ‘s App Store so it can only be a matter of time.
When asked on Twitter whether it thought WhatsApp would enable Recall in the current version of the app, WABetaInfo replied:
WhatsApp may be waiting for version 2.17.30 to hit the Google Play store, so that it can launch Recall on both iOS and Android simultaneously.
The latest version of WhatsApp currently in the Play Store is build 2.17.19
Frontpage January 21, 2019