WhatsApp will soon let you delete those messages you instantly regret 4 years ago

WhatsApp will soon let you delete those messages you instantly regret

We've all had those moments where we send an angry WhatsApp message in the heat of the moment, only to instantly suffer pangs of regret.

We tend to quickly learn the hard way that the damage has been done, and more often than not we'll wish we had never hit 'send'.

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Well, we'll soon be able to turn back the clock, in a sense, as the messaging service is allowing users to delete messages after sending them.

But you'll have to be quick.

According to Metro, an upcoming WhatsApp update will allow users to delete sent messages - but only if they haven't been read yet by the recipient.

Knowing how obsessively some people check the app, that means you'll need to be very quick in certain circumstances.

The company is also testing an edit feature, for those of us whose fat-fingered typing has left us sending a very different message to the one we first intended.

With this new feature following the long-awaited ability to queue messages while offline, it appears we are finally getting the extra features so many of us have wanted for quite some time.

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