WhatsApp messages can now be deleted/reversed Margaret van Wyk


Messaging apps like WhatsApp have revolutionised the way we communicate with friends, family, and even business contacts, clients, and colleagues. The downfall though is that once a message is sent, it’s sent. No cancelling. No retrieving. No escaping potential embarrassment or a bruised reputation if you accidentally sent a private message to a group of colleagues. Until now.

We all felt Margaret van Wyk’s pain when she accidentally posted a very intimate photo meant for her husband on her children’s school hockey group. Whatsapp is slowly rolling out a new feature that allows users to revoke or delete a message within seven minutes after it has been sent so that the receiver won’t be able to read it – if both parties have the latest version of the app. 

How it works:

Users with the latest version of Whatsapp will see a new option after sending a message that will allow them to “delete for everyone” instead of just from the sender’s own device.

  • Tap and hold the message
  • Choose ‘delete’ from the menu options
  • Tap ‘delete’ or the trash can icon
  • Choose ‘delete for everyone’.

WA has also come up with an ingenious plan when a drunk driver is texting.

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