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Soon, 'unsend' messages on WhatsApp

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Remember all those awkward moments when you send the wrong message to the wrong person? We know - sometimes it's just an innocent mistake but sometimes it can have serious repercussions. If you've sent something to someone but they're not supposed to read it, then you'll be happy with a feature that WhatsApp is testing out - un-sending messages.

You heard that right, the popular messaging app is trying out a feature that will prevent you from making the mistake of sending the wrong message again. Ever.

According to the Independent, sources from @WABetaInfo say that the feature which is in beta gives users a five-minute window to revoke messages. After the five minute period, the message will be permanently sent.

Apart from this, the same report also says that the instant messaging app is testing out more efficient shortcuts to format text. Currently users have to input certain commands to put their text in boldface, italics and strikethroughs.

WhatsApp is no stranger to beta leaks with many of these features arriving in the final version. Examples of such beta features include the initial version of WhatsApp Status as well as the return of the much beloved text-status message.

-keith@khaleejtimes.com

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