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WhatsApp May Soon Allow You To Revoke & Edit Sent Messages

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WhatsApp may soon allow you to revoke or edit messages you have already sent to other contacts. According to leaks put out by Twitter account WABetaInfo. WABetaInfo says that the feature to revoke and edit sent messages is available in WhatsApp beta for iOS 2.17.1.869 and is said to be disabled by default, meaning that you will have to turn it on manually.

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It appears to work by tapping and holding on a sent message to bring up a list of options, including “revoke”, which can be selected to delete the message from the conversation. It also seems that this can be applied to read messages, as WhatsApp’s blue check marks can be seen briefly before the messages are removed. If you select Edit, you are allowed to change the content of the sent message. At present, WhatsApp allows you to delete messages from your own device, but the recipients can still see the deleted ones.

Another feature that WhatsApp is said to be working on is the option to preview shared archive files, such as ZIP and RAR files. WhatsApp is also working on a new way to show ‘Status’, which could soon be made private. Users will also be able to view just how many of their friends saw their Status update, and will also be able to delete these status updates.

Though this speculation pertains to the iOS build, it’s highly likely that the feature would also roll out to the Android version.

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