Recently, WhatsApp introduced new Album, Filters and Reply shortcut feature for iOS users. Now, the app is ready to bring an even cooler feature called WhatApp Recall. The upcoming feature takes inspiration from Gmail Undo option. It lets you delete an unwanted message till up to five minutes. Do you regret all the wrong messages you sent by mistake? Read more to find out WhatsApp Recall Feature Works
The Facebook-owned mobile application has been testing the Recall feature for almost a year now. However, it is not yet available for all WhatsApp users. Now, a recent leak claims that the new feature will be launched with WhatsApp v2.17.30+ for iPhone users. The tipster added that the Recall feature will be remotely enabled in the new version.
The Recall feature will be remotely enabled in 2.17.30+.
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) June 5, 2017
As of now, WhatsApp doesn’t allow you to edit, delete or recall messages sent to a recipient. The new Recall feature lets you delete any unread message that you don’t want to be read. For example, if you mistakenly send a message to the wrong contact or typed impulsively, you can recall it or delete it.
How does the WhatsApp Recall feature work?
- First, you need to send an unintentional message. Just kidding!
- In case, you send a wrong message, simply tap on the message.
- Then click on the ‘Recall’ option.
- You have a five-minute window to recall any misdirected messages.
- You will only be able to edit only recent messages (not the old ones).
- The five-minute window allows you to recall unsent texts, images, videos, GIFs, documents, quoted messages and even status replies.
Apart from the Recall feature, WhatsApp is also testing to bring back Contact List on iOS and the new Status feature on WhatsApp Web. The mobile app is said to be working on a number of new features including ‘Change Number’ (notifies your friends and family about your number change), Live Location sharing feature (recently introduced by Facebook and Google). Some of the new features are likely to bleed into Facebook Messenger and vice-versa.
WhatsApp is currently available in more than 50 different languages (includes 10 Indian languages). It has 1.2 billion monthly active users (200 million monthly active users in India). The much-needed new features will work towards strengthening the application’s user base. Excited about the new WhatsApp Recall feature? Lets us know in the comments section below.