‘Whatsapp’ is India’s largest and most convenient chat app. The anonymity to send messages without the whole world to view it and the instantaneous way to communicate made the chat app a total winner.
But the chat app had one uncomfortable feature – for the multitude of messages sent across different groups and individuals, there was always that one message that was sometimes sent by mistake. It would always land in a group with 10-50 participants who would all be equally puzzled!
Whatsapp has solved the unintended message dilemma by enabling a new feature:
- You can delete an unintended message from all group members (or individuals)
- The unintended message should be deleted within 7 minutes of sending it
- In order to make it work , the message to be deleted has to be “tapped, held and deleted” from groups or individuals
- Once the messages are deleted, a message “This message was deleted” will appear in the appropriate group.
- In order for the ‘Delete’ feature to work, all users should have the latest version of Whatsapp installed for their phones or desktops.
- If the deletion is not successful for all members of the group, there will not be a separate notification informing of the same.
Note: There is a possibility that a message will be viewed by the recipient before the sender deletes it.
What do you think of this new feature?
Jayanthi Manikandan has an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from India and a Master’s degree in Information systems with a specialization in Information security from Detroit, MI, USA.
She has been passionate about Information security and has several years of experience writing on various technical topics. Additionally, she loves to pen a few personal thoughts here as well! 🙂