WhatsApp to allow users to recall sent messages. But there's a catch

Facebook-owned WhatsApp could soon roll out a feature that would enable users to recall sent messages within five minutes of hitting the send button

Messaging on WhatsApp is going to get a whole easy (or rather safe). Remember the time you accidentally sent a message intended for your friend to your boss? Well, don’t worry as that is about to change. Facebook-owned WhatsApp is reportedly rolling out a new feature that will let users recall sent messages (which means now you will be able to correct those occasional errors). Users will now have a five-minute window to recall their message, after which the message would be delivered to its destination.

According to WABetaInfo, a tech enthusiast who tests WhatsApp features, the social messaging side is inching closer to introducing the recall feature that will enable the users to recall text messages, images, videos, GIFs and even documents within five minutes of hitting the send button.

The current version of WhatsApp available on Google Play Store is 2.17.190 and the word is that the company is waiting to roll version 2.17.30 so that the update can be pushed to Android and iOS both. But there’s a catch. The ‘Recall’ feature will be remotely enabled, which means that the company would have to choose to enable it in a specific version (and we’re still not sure if it ever would).

Meanwhile, WhatApp has added another feature to its app. WhatsApp’s Android users can now report spam action for groups and contacts. But there’s a catch, the feature is available only in the latest beta version of the app. So, you might have to wait a little longer to get your hands on it.

Till then, happy WhatsApp-ing!

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