New DelhiOver the past decade, WhatsApp has become a messaging platform not only for Indians but for people all over the world. WhatsApp currently has nearly two billion monthly active users and to ensure that it continues to grow, the messaging app has been bringing many updates to its users from time to time.
WhatsApp has now rolled out a feature that will help users recover deleted messages. According to the WABetaInfo website that keeps track of all the new and upcoming WhatsApp features, the instant messaging app has introduced a new stable update which was first made available for iOS (Apple) users and available on the App Store. The build number for the stable update is 22.19.75.
The update came after several users were observed deleting a message by mistake but there was no option in WhatsApp to undo the deletion or recover the deleted message. This caused problems for users and they wanted a feature to recover the deleted message.
What is the new feature and how will it work?
The new feature is “Undo delete for me”. The feature will first be available only to iOS users who update to the latest version of the app from the App Store.
Suppose you deleted a message using Delete for Me feature, in this case WhatsApp will display a notification/snack bar for a few seconds – “Message deleted for me ——– Undo”. Since the notification will only be available for a few seconds, the user will have to tap on the Undo option during that time frame to get the message back.
This feature is especially useful in case a user wants to delete a message for everyone but accidentally clicks “Delete for me”. The same feature is not available if the user deletes a message for everyone.
It is likely that the new WhatsApp feature will be available for Android users in the near future.