WhatsApp may soon allow you to "un-send" messages

Imagine the heart ache this could solve!

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Messaging service WhatsApp has developed its offering throughout 2016. Users can now send document attachments, change the font of their files and all communications are now fully encrypted. 

Those using the iPhone beta version of WhatsApp can reportedly revoke or edit messages sent to contacts. This feature is not enabled by default, but users can enable it manually. It's reported that the messaging app is able testing an option to preview shared archive files. 

Aside from editing the messages, iPhone users can also revoke the message, meaning there is no trace of it on the receiver's phone. It's thought that this will only work, however, if the receiver has not read or seen the messages. 

There's no word on when the feature will come to Android Beta users, but we will most certainly let you know! The news was first reported by @WABetaInfo that tracks beta releases of the app and it also tweeted an image showing the upcoming feature.