WHATSAPP • GETTY
WhatsApp is getting a new update, but only some users will get the new features
WhatsApp is hard at work on a new software feature.
The hugely-successful messenger is looking to include the ability to cancel or edit texts sent messages on Windows Phone.
Messages that have been sent – but not yet read by the recipient – can be cancelled or changed.
In other words, when there is only one tick visible next to the text message in your WhatsApp chat, it can be edited.
This ability disappears after 29 minutes of the message being sent, the new beta has revealed.
WhatsApp: Hidden Tips, Tricks and Features You Never Knew Mon, June 20, 2016
WhatsApp is the world's most popular messaging app but you probably don't know all of the tricks and features hidden up its sleeve. Here's everything you need to know to master WhatsApp.
Play slideshow WHATSAPP • EXPRESS NEWSPAPERS 1 of 10
WhatsApp – Hidden tricks and features you probably don't know, but definitely should be using
The functionality was previously added to the WhatsApp beta release on iPhone, but has yet to materialise into a final software update.
It's unclear when the feature will be making its way to Windows Phone.
Those who cannot wait and want to test the new capabilities right now, can download the latest WhatsApp beta from the Windows Store at this link.
WHATSAPP • WABETAINFO • TWITTER • NOKIA
The latest WhatsApp beat reveals that Windows Phone users will be able to revoke sent messages
Get Quotes on Home Insurance
The news comes as WhatsApp rolled-out a new update for its messaging app, dubbed WhatsApp Status.
Much like Snapchat or Instagram’s Stories, WhatsApp Status lets users send updates using photo and video content to their friends.
Like Instagram and Snapchat, you can set up multiple updates, which will play one after the other, giving your contacts a full view of your day.
These can be further customised by adding emoji and text annotations, with a wide variety of colours available, but will disappear after 24 hours.
The launch followed a minor software bump that allowed Android to finally access hundreds of new WhatsApp emoji.
WABETAINFO • TWITTER • NOKIA
The ability to edit sent messages is coming to iOS and Windows Phone
The update included a facepalm, selfie, pregnant woman, a mother and a son, and a father with two kids, as well as a number of new gender diversity and sexuality options, with female versions of many jobs, sports and activity emoji that had previously only had a male symbol.
There is also a new rainbow flag emoji, along with a number of same-sex couple icons.
WhatsApp can now play any video received in a chat right away, without needing to wait for it to download first.
Videos will still be downloaded to your phone, which will occur in the background, but this update means there’s no need to hold on to start watching.
Also included is animated GIF support, allowing Android users to send and receive GIFs for the first time, and improvements to WhatsApp video calling.