Have you ever posted a status message on WhatsApp that you instantly regretted? Well, if you have, there’s some good news for you. The messaging giant is reportedly working on a feature that will allow users to undo a status message, which is basically WhatsApp’s version of Instagram Stories. It’s not really clear why the platform needs this feature though, given that WhatsApp doesn’t really display status messages and Stories as prominently as Instagram or Snapchat do. Both those platforms allow people to delete Stories though, so if you’ve been hoping for a feature like this, it’s enroute.
The feature was unearthed by WABetaInfo, which is known to accurately track features that are coming to WhatsApp in future. The report said that WhatsApp is testing an undo button for Stories, which means that Stories won’t immediately go live when you post them. It’s sort of how Gmail and other email apps allow you a bit of time before an email is sent.
To be clear, there are ways to take down a status message on WhatsApp already. At the moment, users have to tap the three-dot menu on the top right of the app and choose the option to delete status messages in the options that follow.
The Undo button will be a little different though. The button will show up at the bottom of your screen whenever you post a status message. Which basically means that you will save a few seconds when you want to remove a story. The Undo Button won’t stay perennially though, so you will still need the delete feature if you decide to remove a status message later.
The Undo button is not the only feature WhatsApp has added recently either. The platform now has multi-device support, meaning users can run WhatsApp across devices without requiring the phone to always be connected. The company also announced a partnership with Uber yesterday, which will allow users in India to book cabs on the ride sharing platform using WhatsApp.
The Uber feature will require users to book a ride by sending a message to Uber’s business account. They can also scan specific QR codes to use the service through WhatsApp.
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