WhatsApp is reportedly working on a feature that would allow users to delete or edit sent messages -- even if they’ve already been read.
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A demonstration video posted to Twitter by WABetaInfo -- the WhatsApp news and speculation channel you’re all so familiar with -- shows the alleged new feature in the WhatsApp 184.108.40.2069 beta build for iOS (we’re expecting Android functionality too) in action.
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) December 14, 2016
In the clip, tapping and holding a sent message brings up the ‘Revoke’ option, while another WABetaInfo tweet (below) shows off the apparent editing functionality.
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) December 15, 2016
Both options could be used to completely mess with your friends’ heads. Running late for a meetup? Just change the original agreed time. Regret sending those offensive drunken messages? Delete.
If legitimate, they’re features that would almost certainly go down a treat with users, mainly because of the mischief to be had. Time for liars to take over the world. [WABetaInfo via AndroidAuthority]