Social messaging platform, WhatsApp has added a new feature that allows users to restore deleted messages on the platform.
The new feature called “Accidental Delete” gives users a five-second timeframe to restore messages that were mistakenly delete.
In terms of deleting messages, WhatsApp permits users to select options such as: “Delete For Me”, which hides the message from yourself but visible for others and “Delete for everyone” which erases the messages totally.
Those options did not allow users to restore messages, but with the new “Accidental Delete” feature, users will now have a five-second window to undo delete.
We've added the option to undo 'Delete for me' for those times when you mean to delete for everyone but accidentally deleted for just yourself. pic.twitter.com/Ec0RCJKWio
— Will Cathcart (@wcathcart) December 19, 2022
How ‘Accidental Delete’ Works
An “Undo” button automatically appears when a user selects “Delete for me” on a message.
The feature is now officially rolling out across iOS and Android.