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WhatsApp launches new replace

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– however, it STILL does no longer include the characteristic you REALLY want

WhatsApp has updated its hugely popular iOS app – however, those seeking to revoke or delete dispatched messages shouldn’t maintain their breath.

Instead, the Facebook-owned messenger has rolled out a number of features around photographs.

The contemporary update to the iOS model of WhatsApp consists of the capability to use filters to the snapshots you’ve taken within WhatsApp.

You can practice those filters to pictures, movies and GIFs, which should lead them to a touch jazzier earlier than you percentage them with pals.

At launch, there are only 5 to be had alternatives – dubbed Pop, B&W, Cool, Chrome, and Film.

However, it’s not difficult to assume more filters inside the pipeline.

Speaking of pix, WhatsApp is also now able to grouping pix into albums on every occasion multiple snaps are sent from the equal contact.

That should avoid the flow of pics that presently flood the chat whenever a person fires over a handful in a row.

Finally, you could now swipe from left-to-proper across an individual message in a thread to answer.

That need to prove to be a bit of a time-saver – specifically when as compared to the previous technique, which required customers to press-and-maintain on a message to load the menu with the option to Reply.

The new capabilities are to be had on iOS now.
WhatsApp has but to reveal an Android launch date for the following replace.

Unfortunately, the lengthy-rumoured potential to revoke sent messages has but to make an look in WhatsApp.

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According to assets with knowledge of the business enterprise’s plans, the feature is prepared to be enabled – however no longer enabled server-side.

The hotly-tipped Recall function, which has additionally been teased beneath the moniker of ‘Unsend’ and ‘Revoke’, will reportedly allow customers to recall all messages which have been sent in the closing 5 minutes.

This includes textual content primarily based messages as well as people who include pics, motion pictures, and GIFs.
Sent documents with quoted messages and connected documents will also be able to be recalled, as will Status replies.

Unfortunately, there’s a catch – handiest messages that have not yet been opened or read via the recipient may be recalled.

If the WhatsApp recipient reads the message or it falls out of doors that vital five-minute window, you’re going to have to deal with the fallout of anything message you desperately tried to revoke.

The hotly-tipped characteristic’s upcoming launch became teased by way of prominent Twitter account, WABetaInfo.
The famous Twitter account stocks record on features driven out inside the modern beta software releases.

It claims WhatsApp Recall may be enabled in version 2.17.30+ of the app.

WhatsApp recently pushed out version 2.17.30 to the iOS App Store, but the Recall function stays turned off.

Responding to queries of whether or not or not the coveted Recall competencies can be switched on with the cutting-edge build, WABetaInfo said: “The code says yes.

“They can wait extra, but it’s certain that it can be enabled in 2.17.30.”

 

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Originally posted 2017-06-16 10:47:50.

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