Soon you can Edit, Revoke and Delete sent messages on Whatsapp
January 31, 2017
WhatsApp will soon allow users to revoke and edit messages which they have sent, according to leaks
WhatsApp has been adding a slew of new features to the service for all of 2016, and it looks like more changes are coming. According to leaks put out by Twitter account WABetaInfo, which is known for its accuracy on WhatsApp’s upcoming features, the service will soon let users revoke and edit messages which they have sent.
The Twitter account put out a video which shows how the messages can be revoked in the iOS version of instant-messaging app. According to the leak, WhatsApp beta for iOS 18.104.22.1689 is where this ability has been spotted; apparently users can revoke a message even after it has been read by the recipient. This revoke feature also extends to group chat messages. https://twitter.com/WABetaInfo/status/809150861268152321?s=09
However, it is not clear if this feature will make its way to the regular user build soon, or if it will take some time. Usually WhatsApp’s takes a while before it rolls out new features to all users.
Additionally WhatsApp is also working on the ability to edit messages. WABetaInfo says that “WhatsApp had added in beta the possibility to edit messages that you already sent, and it is actually disabled by default and it’s under development.”
Last modified: March 3, 2018