Communications sent to other users as well as messages within chats on WhatsApp can be safely deleted. But it’s difficult to envision the stress that would set in if you unintentionally send an inappropriate message to a bunch of people and then choose “delete for me” rather than “delete for all”—which is undoubtedly a double blow. It’s fortunate that this won’t be a problem going forward because WhatsApp intends to introduce the option to restore deleted messages.
The function was discovered during early tests by WABetaInfo, one of the most reliable sources of up-to-date information about the well-known instant messenger, and it is now included in a new screen shot. In the screenshot, WhatsApp shows a pop-up at the bottom of the screen asking users if they want to undo the deletion when they hit the “delete” or “delete on my behalf” option. Similar to other messaging systems like Telegram, users will only have a short window of time to “delete for all users” or recover the chats they choose to save.
There are other projects WhatsApp has been working on. In place of the current 100MB cap, the business intends to expand the file sharing limit to 2GB. With WhatsApp’s beta version 184.108.40.206, a feature that was initially only available for testing in Argentina is now accessible. It is currently being rolled out to test users worldwide. If you’re curious to find out if you’ve been selected to test the new function, try sending larger files using your phone.
In the past several weeks, WhatsApp has made great strides, and they are currently striving to add additional capabilities including the ability to modify chat messages and store deleted chats. While the exact date of the app’s ability to restore deleted texts is unknown, the likelihood is that it will happen sooner than later.