Facebook owned chatting service, WhatsApp is testing a new feature that could soon let users recall messages sent within five minutes, offering a way to prevent embarrassment over mistaken texts.
The sought after feature will allow users to “unsend” messages, removing them from a receiver’s phone before they have had a chance to read them.
It is not clear whether will include texts that have already been delivered and read, or just those that are still in transit.
According to @WABetaInfo, the firm is testing the feature in a new beta release of WhatsApp Web version 0.2.4077.
WhatsApp Web 0.2.4077: many improvements for the revoke feature & you’ll be able to unsend messages sent within 5 minutes (DISABLED NOW). pic.twitter.com/2qj28JEwyi
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) April 12, 2017
WhatsApp is also testing new shortcuts for formatting text on a beta version of the app on Android. In the beta version, the app displays a full range of formatting options—Bold, italic, strike-through, when an excerpt of text is selected.
WhatsApp beta for Android 2.17.148: new font shortcuts. pic.twitter.com/BLrHQ3dtX0
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) April 13, 2017