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Meta Gives WhatsApp Users a Way out of Aciddental “Delete for Me” Touches

WhatsApp now has an undo option for when a user accidentally selects “Delete for Me” instead of “Delete for Everyone.”


Have you ever accidentally sent a message to the wrong contact, maybe even criticizing the person you sent to? What about sending an image to someone who was not meant to see what you're showing? Well, has a solution that allows you to “Delete for Me” or “Delete for everyone”. However, it is common for someone to accidentally click “Delete for Me” and the other party will still see the message.

Well, Meta is adding an option that will be able to save your blushes. The company's WhatsApp chief, Will Cathcart, says that there is now an undo option for “Delete for Me” when someone accidentally chooses it.

As it suggests, the option will allow users to revert back to their option and undo the delete. Then they can either choose “Delete for Everyone” or just leave the message. Of course, the “Delete for Me” option will be available again.

It is worth noting that the recipient will still see a notification if you choose “Delete for Everyone”. However, the notification will read “this message has been deleted.”

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Cathcart does not say how long this option is available for, whether a few seconds after choosing “Delete for Me” or until the recipient reads it.

While the “Undo” option is now available in chat on WhatsApp, you may not have access to it just yet. As usual, the company is rolling out the new feature in stages, with a complete introduction expected within the coming weeks. It is available on Android and iOS.

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Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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