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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 aboutsomeoneto 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:
WhatsApp is starting to work on editing messages (DISABLED BY DEFAULT) #whatsappbeta https://t.co/ianEFnkbG6 — WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo)
And this video of it in action:
WhatsApp beta for iOS 18.104.22.1689: how revoking messages work. #hidden #whatsappbeta https://t.co/pEfGfZO1gN — WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo)
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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