WhatsApp might be working on a new feature that will let users undo deleted messages. According to a report by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is rolling out a new update to selected users through the Google Play Beta Program, which lets users recover messages deleted by them.
As it turns out, the feature is already available for some lucky beta testers running WhatsApp beta v184.108.40.206 on Android devices. Soon after a user deletes a message from their end, WhatsApp shows a bar like in Gmail saying that the message was deleted along with an Undo button. You can see what the ‘Undo delete’ feature looks like in the image below.
The user experience will be improved by a number of intriguing features that WhatsApp is developing. According to reports, the messaging app is developing a new feature that would enable users to retrieve deleted communications. The function was discovered in the most recent WhatsApp Android beta release. As a result, you can retrieve a communication that was unintentionally erased and forwarded to a recipient. Users cannot restore deleted messages under the current arrangement
WhatsApp might allow users to restore deleted messages
In case you deleted an important message from a conversation, WhatsApp will allow users to retrieve that text in the chatbox. Right now, there is no functionality for either iOS or Android users to do that on the app. This can be a blessing in situations when you delete a message for yourself only instead of deleting it for everyone.
According to Wabetainfo, WhatsApp will give users an Undo button if they mistakenly erase a message after sending it. “When an attempt to delete a message for you is discovered, a snack bar appears: in this instance, you have a few seconds to recover the message if you previously planned to delete it for everyone,” As a result, the undo button will show immediately after you select “delete for me.” If you want, you can tap on it to amend your actions.
For the time being, the feature is only available to a small group of beta testers.
You will need to install the most recent beta update from the Play Store, so be sure to update your WhatsApp version.
If, despite installing the current beta, the snack bar does not display when you use “delete for me,” it implies your WhatsApp account is still ineligible for the function. However, more beta users will be able to access the functionality in the following days.
In a similar development, WhatsApp is developing a feature that will allow users to hide their phone numbers from persons they don’t know. WABetainfo, a website that keeps track of all activity pertaining to the messaging app, was the first to support the feature. Only beta testers will have access to the feature when WhatsApp releases version 220.127.116.11 of the beta.