WhatsApp has started rolling out the beta build of its Android client on Tuesday. This version is said to include the undo delete message feature. It allows users to recover accidentally deleted messages in chat. This feature is said to be available to a limited number of beta testers. A wider rollout of the feature is expected to begin in the coming weeks across Meta-owned platforms. According to a recent report, WhatsApp is working on a new privacy feature that enables users to hide their phone numbers from other members of community sub-groups on the app.
According to A Report Via WhatsApp feature tracker WABetaInfo, users will now get a snackbar at the bottom of the screen delete for me option. This new bar is said to give users the option to recover deleted messages within seconds.
The Meta-owned platform is said to be rolling out the WhatsApp beta for Android 220.127.116.11 update to a limited number of beta testers. The company is expected to roll out this feature to more users in the coming weeks.
According to a recent report, this feature first appeared in WhatsApp’s Android beta version 18.104.22.168. It was not available to beta testers at the time. WhatsApp may also bring this feature to its iOS and desktop versions in the future.
In related news, WhatsApp is said to be working on a new privacy feature that will allow users to share their contact number with certain sub-groups of the community on the app. A feature called ‘Phone Number Sharing’ will be turned off by default. After enabling this feature the user’s contact number will be automatically hidden from all members of the specific community sub-group. Users can share their number with a sub-group of users if they choose. This feature has been spotted on WhatsApp for Android beta 22.214.171.124, and is currently not available to users on the beta channel.
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