WhatsApp ‘Delete for Everyone’ feature for sent messages could be in works: Report

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Highlights

    • New WhatsApp feature could be in works
    • WhatsApp recently released new app
    • WhatsApp reached over 1bn active users

You may soon be able to delete your WhatsApp messages once and for all. According to reports, WhatsApp is reportedly testing a new feature that will allow users to delete messages at both senders and receivers’ end permanently. People often regret there is no option to undo their actions on WhatsApp. As a result, once the message is sent, you can delete it from your conversations, but there’s no option to delete it at the other end. If the report turns out to be accurate, WhatsApp users may soon be able to delete messages across both the sides permanently.

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This feature is said to delete messages only if the receiver hasn’t read it. Once the message is seen, the sender may not be able to delete it. The report indicates WhatsApp may have a dedicated recall server working, which is working as expected. It further goes to say the feature will also delete messages from the notification center across both Android and iOS platforms. However, the feature is still under testing and is expected to roll out to users sometime later remotely.

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Some of the instant messaging apps that already have this feature working are Viber and Telegram. Notably, they all operate on the same principle: Sender won’t be allowed to delete messages if the receiver has read it. There are also a few apps that despite receivers have read messages let senders delete them anyway. If this feature goes live anytime soon, it could be a game changer for Facebook-owned instant messaging app.