If rumours are to be believed, social networking app WhatsApp is on its way to introduce the much anticipated “unsend” feature for its users. According to WABetaInfo, a fan site that tests new WhatsApp features early, the messaging app is finally testing the “Delete for Everyone” feature. According to WABetaInfo, the 'Delete for Everyone' feature would allow users to recall the sent message and remove it from a receiver's notifications as well. Furthermore, reports suggest that with the coming of this feature, users will be able to unsend files of different formats --- texts, images, videos, GIFs, documents, quoted messages --- within the time frame of five minutes.
The feature will be available for both Android and iOS users.
“WhatsApp is finally testing the Delete for Everyone feature the server finally works and it successfully recalls the message. Also if the server works, this does not mean that the feature is currently enabled. It will be remotely enabled later and seen that WhatsApp 'enabled" their servers for the Delete for Everyone feature, it may really be enabled soon,” WABeta said in a post on Twitter.
The social networking app appears to be following the footsteps of Telegram, Viber, and WeChat. It’ll be interesting to see what addition the Facebook owned platform will bring to the existing market scenario. As of now, WhatsApp plays home to over 1.2 billion monthly active users ranging in at least 50 different languages across the globe.