WhatsApp is reportedly testing a new undo option for deleted messages. This new feature should come in handy when a user accidentally selects the “Delete for me” option instead of “Delete for everyone”. It is said to be in development and not yet available to beta testers on Android. Additionally, the Meta-owned messaging platform will soon gain a two-factor verification security feature. The recent beta update is also said to include a new splash screen for Android 12 and support for sharing documents up to 2GB.
According to a report by WhatsApp beta tracker WABetaInfo, after a user deletes a message using the “Delete for me” option, a new popup bar appears at the bottom of the screen for a few seconds. The popup is said to include an “Undo” button, which will allow users to retrieve deleted messages. If that was their original intent, then the user would be able to select the “Remove for everyone” option. This new “undo” button was reportedly spotted in WhatsApp’s Android beta 18.104.22.168, but is currently invisible to testers. This feature may soon be found in the iOS and desktop versions of the app as well.
In related news, WhatsApp may also soon get a two-factor verification feature. This security feature is said to require the user to enter a second 6-digit code when attempting to register the app on a different device. It is expected to prevent the user’s account from being stolen. According to a recent report, the company has also introduced the ability to share files up to 2GB using WhatsApp for Android beta 22.214.171.124. It is said to be released for a limited number of users. It should be noted that without this update, WhatsApp users can only share documents up to 100MB in size.
Another WhatsApp Android beta update with version number 126.96.36.199 is also rolling out. It is said to be specifically designed to restore the splash screen for app startup animations on Android 12, and it uses the default SplashScreen API. The update allegedly disables the splash screen generated by Android 12 to show the original boot animation.
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