Whatsapp starts rolling out its most awaited feature of 2017!
So it is finally here, the most awaited feature of whatsapp.
Sent that message in the wrong group?
Sent the message by mistake to someone else?
Sent that message in anger/ panic?
Don’t worry, whatapp has a solution for you. Now you can recall sent messages over whatsapp. For more details continue reading.
After a very long wait, WhatsApp’s recall message feature currently known as ” Delete for Everyone ” is finally here.The app is finally rolling out the feature to Android, iOS and Windows phone users.
Starting today, iOS, Android and Windows phone users will have the option to recall messages .The only constraint is that both the users need to have the latest version of the app to use this feature.Also, the feature will gradually roll out for all devices. The feature works for GIFs, texts, images, voice messages, locations, stickers (in future), contact cards, quoted messages and status updates.
“Deleting messages for everyone allows you to delete specific messages you have sent to either a group or an individual chat. This is particularly useful if you sent a message to the wrong chat or if the message you sent contains a mistake,” WhatsApp FAQ informs users about the feature.
“Messages you successfully delete for everyone will be replaced with ‘This message was deleted’ in your recipients’ chats (*). Similarly, if you see ‘This message was deleted’ in a chat, it means that the sender deleted their message for everyone,” as informed by WhatsApp.
How does the Delete for Everyone works?
For now there is no official word. But from what people on the web have figured out so far, it seems that the Delete For Everyone works similar to how Gmail Undo works (To know more gmail tips Click HERE).
Also, the Delete For Everyone is going to have a time constraint. Users will be able to recall messages only within seven minutes of sending it. If a message is not recalled within 7 seven minutes, users won’t be able to recall it.
Some other exceptions where the feature won’t work…
— Message contained in a quoted message cannot be revoked.
— It’s not possible to delete for everyone messages sent in a Broadcast List.
— Messages can be recalled only within a 7 minutes of time frame after which you cannot recall or revoke it.
— The feature works only if both sender and receiver are using the updated version of WhatsApp.
— The feature does not work for Symbian OS.
Also, alongside Delete for Everyone, users will also see the Delete for Me option, if they only want to delete the message from their phone.
The recall feature is already available in other popular chat apps like Telegram, Viber, and others, and WhatsApp is finally looking to make it available to its users as well.