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UAE users can now delete embarrassing WhatsApp messages

UAE users can now delete embarrassing WhatsApp messages”

But now, the particular feature has witnessed a wider roll out.

A new WhatsApp support article, spotted by The Next Web, reveals that both sender and receiver will need the latest WhatsApp for this feature to work.

A new WhatsApp feature could put a stop to awkward situations caused by accidental messages. Recently the company has introduced a new feature which will help users to delete the messages which have been sent unknowingly.

This works in both individual and group chats. The feature allows users to share their location with a friend of theirs for a period of 15 minutes, 1 hour or 8 hours. The feature will essentially work on a UPI based payment method. The most important thing to note is - the message (that you sent by mistake) should be deleted within 7 minutes after it's sent.

For the past few months, the company has apparently been working on the feature and within the coming months, it may see the limelight. If you are an Android user - you should first send a message to any of your contacts. Earlier it was not possible to delete such messages immediately before users read them.

Tap and hold on the message and choose Delete (the bin icon) from the menu.

The delete feature has not yet rolled out to all the users. The three options are - delete for me, cancel and delete for everyone.

Though Delete for Everyone has the potential to save you from awkward situations, you should still think twice before sending any messages - such as ill-advised drunken propositions - you might later come to regret.

It has to be noted that the once the message is deleted, the erased content will be replaced by "This message was deleted" in your recipients'.

KitGuru Says: Being able to remove sent messages is a useful feature to have from time to time, so it's good to see more chat services implementing it. Finally tap "Delete for Everyone" and you're done.



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