WhatsApp for Android: the latest 2.17.171 Beta version adds the “recall” option

Revoke AndroidLet’s be honest, it happened at least once even to you in your social media life: you have sent a message by mistake. Sometimes we sent it to the wrong recipient, some others we have written something that later we have regretted, but the result is the same: embarassment.

Luckily, WhatsApp developers are coming to our aid and have finally designed a new “unsend” feature. At least that’s what WABetaInfo reveals on Twitter. According to the site the icon for this new feature is already available in the latest 2.17.171 Beta version for Android devices, but is currently disabled by default.

According to WABetaInfo, before opting for the name “recall”, the new feature was tested under several names such as “unsend” and “revoke”. Good news also for iOS users of WhatsApp, since, always according to WABetaInfo, the “recall” option will soon be added on the next beta update for iOS devices.

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Thanks to this latest feature, WhatsApp users will now be able to recall/unsend a message that they have sent to another contact, and you know very well that until now you were (unfortunately) not allowed to do such a thing. So, another step forward for the Facebook-owned app, which is the most popular instant messaging app around the world.

A very similar feature is already available on Instagram, which is also owned by Facebook. But remember that this new feature has been added just in this latest 2.17.171 Beta version of the app, and, as we said, it is currently disabled by default, and we don’t know yet when and if this new feature will be added in a stable version of the app. In the meantime enjoy all the new features that have recently been added to the app.

Out of curiosity, that’s one of the latest statistic about the app: Whatsapp users make over 55 million video calls per day across the world on Android, iOS and Windows devices. India owns the record, with over 50 million video calling minutes per day.