You know how things work with these Whatsapp messaged; right after you hit send, you realize the terrible mistake that you made and you might think that there is no way to change things. I must contradict you on that! WhatsApp’s much-anticipated “Unsend” feature is here for a while and it totally deserves your attention.
The feature has been in development for months, but now it is here, officially called “Delete for Everyone” – which has also been widely referred to as “Recall” and “Revoke”. It lets you unsend messages, making them completely disappear from a conversation, from both yourself and the other people in the chat, so the idea sounds pretty interesting.
Just as WhatsApp tries to make it clear in their FAQ’s that the unsend feature is particularly useful if you sent a message in the wrong chat or if the message you sent contains a mistake.
Note: If you have been sending abusive messages to someone and only realize the mistake after a day or even after a few hours, I must warn you that this feature isn’t going to help you. Both you and your recipient need to be using the latest version of WhatsApp, and it only works for messages you’ve sent within the last seven minutes. Yes, seven minutes of changing your mind – that’s all you get, but be sure that it’s better than nothing.
And keep in mind that there is no guarantee that the recipient will not see the message before you manage to delete it or if you didn’t manage to properly delete it. That’s the risk coming with such a mistake at package, you know!
Learn to Unsend A Message on Whatsapp:
- You can send a new message to a friend;
- Tap and hold on the message and from the floating bar, select Delete;
- After that, tap the trash can button and you will see a menu with two options; Delete for me, and Delete for everyone. Tap Delete for everyone to unsend the message.
Just remember that this feature works in a small time frame. If you send the wrong message, and then after seven minutes you realize the mistake, there is no one and nothing helping you.