WhatsApp users can delete certain chats or messages that have been sent, both for themselves and for those who received messages.
The ‘Delete for me’ or ‘Delete for everyone’ features can be used by users when sending messages to the wrong chat or there is an error in the message.
Now, WhatsApp is reportedly testing a feature to cancel deleted messages.
Instead of undoing deleted messages with the ‘delete for everyone’ option, only in the ‘delete for me’ option the messages can be recovered.
This feature named ‘Undo delete message’ or ‘Undo delete message’ is now available in WhatsApp beta version 220.127.116.11 for Android devices.
Quoted from WABetainfo, the undelete message feature can be used by users to recover messages that were accidentally deleted.
The undo feature will appear after the user deletes the message with ‘delete for me’.
But it’s possible that the undo feature doesn’t appear in the ‘Delete for everyone’ option.
From the screenshot shared by WABetainfo, when a message is deleted using the ‘delete for me’ option, a snackbar appears notifying the WA user that the message has been deleted.
Next to the notification, there is the ‘Undo’ option.
The ‘Undo’ option when tapped may be able to recover deleted messages.
However, if the snackbar disappears and the user has not tapped ‘Undo’, the deleted message cannot be recovered.
For users who can’t wait to taste this feature, they can update WhatsApp beta to version 18.104.22.168 which is available on TestFlight.
If you’ve updated but the snackbar isn’t showing up, wait a few weeks.
Although interesting, it is not known when the Undo delete message feature can be tried on global WhatsApp which is available on the Google Play Store and App Store.