The amazing new WhatsApp feature you never knew you needed

Jessica Brown@Jessica_E_Brown
Wednesday 21 December 2016 10:30

Our prayers have finally been answered; it’s a Christmas miracle. Unfortunately it’s not world peace, but it could certainly disarm a few arguments now and then.

No more drunken texts, or accidentally sending messages about someone to them – thanks to a feature allowing people to revoke a message, as long as the recipient hasn’t read it yet.

The feature is disabled by default, and recipients will instead see a message saying, “sender revoked this message”.

WABetaInfo, a Twitter account that covers WhatsApp news, posted an image of the feature online last week:

And this video of it in action:

There’s no word on when it will be rolled out to all users, so we're going to have to get through the festive period without it.

But 2017 is already looking better than 2016.

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