For a while now, WhatsApp has been teasing about the ability to recall or delete messages once they have been sent out. Well, if reports are to be believed, the social networking platform is currently in the midst of rolling of the ‘Delete for Everyone’ feature for all its users. WABetaInfo, a fan site that tests new WhatsApp features early, claims that the feature will be out starting TODAY. The website claims, “Since today, users won’t have anymore this problem, because WhatsApp is finally rolling out for iOS, Android, Windows Phone users the possibility to recall messages, allowing you to definitely delete messages in chats and groups if the recipients have the latest WhatsApp version installed: this feature is now called Delete for Everyone.”
The platform adds that not only will this facility be available for text messages but also for images, videos, GIFs, voice messages, locations, status replies and a lot more!
The report states that WhatsApp will ask the user for whether they want to delete the message for everyone, for himself or simply cancel it out. On selecting, “Delete for All,” WhatsApp will sen out a fake copy of the message to the recipient. However, his or her phone will not show the notification and will not save it in the chat history either. “When you delete a message for everyone, your WhatsApp sends a fake copy of the message to the recipient. When the recipient will receive your copy, this device won’t show you the notification and it won’t save it in his chat history, but it will check if there is the ID of the message in the database: if it will find the message, the message will be correctly revoked (if the recipients are using the latest version of WhatsApp).”