It’s happening again (don’t worry, it’s nothing scary)! WhatsApp is getting some cool new updates and we are super-excited about it. The word is that the popular social texting platform has finally started testing the rumoured ‘unsend’ option and is finally rolling out the update to its beta users.
According to WABetaInfo, a Twitter handle that tracks updates in WhatsApp, the company is testing a new feature that would allow the users to delete a message once it is sent. However, the users will have a five-minute window to revoke the sent message. Indeed, unsend feature remains one of the most awaited features and it no doubt help in saving thousands of relationships as well as preventing goof-ups that often end up as screenshots on chat groups and / or social media.
But the bundle surprise doesn’t end there as the company is testing other interesting features as well, that will make your chat window look more ‘font friendly’.
As a part of its beta updates, the social messaging platform is also offering font editing options like– Bold, Italic, Strikethrough and Monospace. The update is available for WhatsApp beta for Android version 2.17.148.
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
Interestingly, some WhatsApp Android beta users are also getting the ‘Live Location’ feature for individual chats.
WhatsApp beta for Android 2.17.148: new font shortcuts. pic.twitter.com/BLrHQ3dtX0
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) April 13, 2017
It is worth mentioning that all these features are still in the beta testing mode and it might be some time before the company rolls out the updates to users worldwide. Till that happens, be careful while you are chatting with many friends together (because you never know you might end up sending the wrong message to the wrong person!).
WhatsApp beta for Android 2.17.150: The live location feature is also available for individual chats! (DISABLED BY DEFAULT) pic.twitter.com/o4bzUU69H8
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) April 15, 2017