Instant messaging app WhatsApp may soon allow users to revoke regrettable messages that have not yet been read by recipients.
Tech site Mashable reports that the Facebook-owned messaging service, which recently introduced full end-to-end encryption, is testing an edit/recall function on unread messages.
WhatsApp users will know that a read message is signified by two blue ticks, a symbol that will now surely be considered the point of no return for drunk texters and typo-experts alike.
Mashable reports that the functionality is currently being played around with on the app’s beta versions, but no indication of a release date has been given as yet.
Additionally, says the site, WhatsApp is developing a function similar to Snapchat’s ‘Stories’, as well as a form of live location tracking.
18.104.22.168 iOS | 2.16.399+ Android: Live Location feature, that tracks the live location of other group participants (DISABLED BY DEFAULT). pic.twitter.com/pYEXT1nxyR— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) January 26, 2017
SNEAK PEEK #1:— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) December 14, 2016
WhatsApp beta for iOS 22.214.171.1249: it is possible to revoke messages! pic.twitter.com/Ncj22txxcG