WhatsApp to get edit button, undo messages and other features soon

WhatsApp is developing lots of new new features. Recently, the messaging software was observed testing three critical features: the Undo button, the option to modify text messages, and the double verification tool. The features are presently being tested, and none have been included in the final version. Interestingly, Apple outdid WhatsApp by introducing the ability to modify texts in iMessage. The functionality was announced about the same time that WhatsApp was seen working on it.

Wabetainfo, which monitors all WhatsApp-related developments, revealed that WhatsApp may soon allow users to modify messages after they have been sent. An Undo button is also being developed. In addition, WhatsApp was working on the double verification function.

Edit messages after they’ve been sent

WhatsApp is developing an edit button that will allow users to change their text messages after they have sent them. The present configuration only allows users to remove previously delivered messages; there is no opportunity to amend them. WhatsApp apparently began developing the function five years ago but abandoned it shortly after it was disclosed on Twitter. However, after a five-year break, WhatsApp has decided to restart development of the edit function.

Wabetainfo has given a screenshot of the currently being developed edit functionality. When you choose a previously sent message, the snapshot provides a separate edit option. Users will be able to modify their messages in addition to copying and forwarding them. You may amend any typos or spelling errors in your message even after you’ve sent it by using the edit option. The present configuration only allows users to delete messages. It cannot be unsent or edited.

The Undo button

WhatsApp is also working on an Undo button. This capability will come in helpful if you wish to recover a communication that you erased by selecting “delete for me.” Sometimes you mistakenly hit the “Delete for myself” button rather than the “Delete for everyone” one. The undo button will allow you to alter your actions, but only within a specific time range.

Double verification feature

WhatsApp is also developing a double verification function to improve security. When attempting to enter into their WhatsApp account from another smartphone, users will be subjected to a secondary verification process.

WhatsApp will prompt you for an additional security code, which will be sent to your registered cell phone number. Users are currently required to enter only one 6-digit verification code, which they receive on their registered phone number. The double verification feature will notify users if their account is being accessed from another location.

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