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Last Updated : Oct 27, 2017 05:43 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

WhatsApp starts rolling out update that allows deletion of sent messages in a group

The WhatsApp ‘Delete for everyone’ feature’ will work for unintentionally sent texts, images, voice messages, GIFs, locations, contacts, quotes, status replies and in the near future, may also accommodate stickers

WhatsApp has finally started rolling out the update which will allow a user to delete sent messages. The previously termed as ‘WhatsApp Recall’ is now being rolled out to Android, iOS and Windows devices as per recent reports. A user can delete messages for herself or for everyone in group chats.

Moneycontrol had earlier reported that such a feature may come out soon.

The WhatsApp ‘Delete for everyone’ feature will work for unintentionally sent texts, images, voice messages, GIFs, locations, contacts, quotes, status replies and in the near future it may also accommodate stickers.

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However, the reports indicate that the ‘delete for everyone’ feature’s rollout is slow. In order to work, this feature requires that both sender and receiver must have the latest update of the application.

The feature is already available in several other messaging apps like Telegram, Viber among others. In some apps, the feature allows users to revoke messages that are yet to be seen by the recipients.

In certain other apps, the user can recall and delete sent messages from both phones i.e. his own and that of the recipient irrespective of whether the latter has seen it or not.

The new update is one among the many new features introduced this year by the Facebook-owned company which is used daily by over a billion people. It had recently announced the ‘WhatsApp for Business’ feature and also launched a new status feature as well as allowed users to share their live location.
First Published on Oct 27, 2017 05:43 pm
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