WhatsApp Might Be Introducing An 'Unsend' Function

Have you ever sent a message and the second you hit 'send', thought, 'shit, why did I send that?' My bet is you have done that very thing, more than ten times.

Whether you've sent it to the wrong person, sent a photo you didn't mean to or you've had a few too many and you're just an embarrassment. If you can read this without cringing at the thought of doing any of those things, then I salute you, because you're either very careful or can't find a fuck to give.


For those of us who are cringing, I have some good news, because our friends over at WhatsApp are reported to be working on a 'revoke' button, which will give you five whole minutes to drag the message back with no harm done.

The news was leaked on Twitter by an account called WABetaInfo, which has previously shared details of unreleased WhatsApp features. However, is not officially affiliated with the app.

The account posted a series of tweets about the 'revoke' button, with one claiming that it 'should be available very soon' but that users may need to wait until the next iOS update.

If you're a gmail user, you'll be familiar with this feature, although you don't get five minutes; it's more like 10 seconds. Still, it's saved my arse quite a few times in the past.

Credit: PA

Last year, WhatsApp began testing a version of the app which would allow you to 'unsend' a message, provided it hadn't been read by the recipient.

Those who were using the tester version had an 'edit' or 'revoke' button when they pressed a message. As yet, it's not known if the new feature will work in the same way, but it seems likely, right?

WhatsApp has not officially confirmed the feature. But, I think I speak for all clumsy morons when I say, 'please guys, help us out.'

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Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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