WhatsApp Introduces New Feature To Retrieve Deleted Messages
Whatsapp, an instant messaging app owned by Meta, is now rolling out an ‘undo’ feature to recover messages deleted by mistake to some users on the iOS beta.
This new feature was released after the WhatsApp beta for iOS 188.8.131.52 update, which brings the ability to view status updates within the chat list.
Also in a related development, it has recently announced three new privacy features of exit group chats without notifying everyone, control who can see when you’re online, and prevent screenshots from viewing once messages.
The company said the new features will let you retrieve it by tapping an “Undo” button when a message is deleted with the option “delete for me.” A snack bar will show up informing the user that the message has been erased and they can undo that.
This is similar to Google’s Gmail which offers a few extra seconds of buffer time so that accidentally sent messages can be recalled or deleted mail is restored.
Although, this feature was released in June to select Beta testers, now, it is being made available to more people with the WhatsApp Beta app. The latest v184.108.40.206 WhatsApp update for Android brings the ‘Undo delete’ feature.