WhatsApp brings preview and lock features to voice recordings

06 March, 2018, 02:37 | Author: Becky Perry
  • WhatsApp likely testing Locked Recordings feature on Android beta

The feature offered by the Facebook-owned application, known as "delete for everyone", now lets users scrub messages accidentially sent into group conversations, but only within the first seven minutes of sending. With the advent of this new feature, WhatsApp for Android users will be free from the issue of pressing and then holding the record button to send a voice message to someone.

The new feature will come with WhatsApp Beta for Android 2.18.69 (we also found it in 2.18.71). What's exciting is, WhatsApp for Android will be getting the locked recordings feature, but shortly.

WhatsApp had rolled out its most anticipated feature, "Delete for Everyone", in 2017 that allowed its over one billion users to revoke their messages in a private or group conversation. You can now delete a sent message within 68 minutes and 16 seconds from the sent time.

"Once seven minutes have passed, there is no way to delete messages for everyone", Facebook-owned WhatsApp had said in its updated FAQ. But, the WhatsApp users could only delete messages for everyone for up to seven minutes after sending.

This will certainly be seen as a welcome part of the WhatsApp feature list.

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On its website, the firm says: "Deleting messages for everyone allows you to delete specific messages you have sent to either a group or an individual chat".

'This is particularly useful if you sent a message to the wrong chat or if the message you sent contains a mistake'. The text gets replaced with a "this message was deleted" notification in the chat.

On Monday March 5, Gadgets360 reported that the update, once tested in the beta program, can be expected to also hit the Apple Store.

Deleted a WhatsApp Message?

Notably, this Locked Recordings feature was made available for the iOS users past year itself but it did not make its way to the Android users for unknown reasons. The Forwarded Message label shows up on top of message if it has been forwarded from another, or same chat.

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