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WhatsApp beta update brings ‘unsend’ feature on web, new font shortcuts

You can now select text, and quickly change fonts on WhatsApp.

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WhatsApp has updated the beta version of its Android app with bug fixes, performance improvements and new features in tow. One of the biggest changes is the ability to revoke messages after they have been sent. It is something that has been spotted numerous times in leaks, but now the official launch seems to be coming closer. Also Read - Your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram account can get deleted if you do this

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The feature was recently spotted on WhatsApp beta for iPhone — giving you the ability to recall or unsend messages after sending them to your contacts. The feature will also give you an option to edit messages. According to Twitter user WABetaInfo who keeps a track of changes in WhatsApp beta, users will be able to revoke messages five minutes after sending them. Also Read - WhatsApp introduces 'Papa Mere Papa' stickers to celebrate Father's Day: How to download, send?

The feature has made its way to WhatsApp Web, but it has been disabled by default. However, the unsend feature now making its way to WhatsApp Web could be an early hint at the company planning to release on all platforms. WaBetaInfo further mentioned that the WhatsApp for Android beta has gained new font shortcuts for bold, italics, strikethrough and monospace. ALSO READ: WhatsApp update for Android brings back text Status feature, retains Snapchat-like stories feature

How to use fonts shortcuts on WhatsApp for quickly formatting the text

Formatting options have existed on WhatsApp for quite some time now, but the latest update makes it easier to use them. Earlier, you were required to add asterisk (*) before and after the text to make it bold, an underscore (_) to make it italics and a tilde (~) for strikethrough. However, with the latest update, WhatsApp has made things a little bit easier. ALSO READ: WhatsApp crosses 200 million monthly active users in India; looks to integrate payments

whatsapp beta fonts shortuts

Now, when you want to mark the text in bold, italics, strikethrough or monospace, you can quickly do it by selecting the text in compose box, and then choosing the required formatting option. By default, when you select and hold text, you will see options to cut, copy and paste. ALSO READ: WhatsApp Status Feature: First Impressions

whatsapp fonts shortcuts

Just next to the copy and paste options, you have three dots, tap on that and choose between bold, italics, strikethrough and monospace. The best part here is you no longer need to manually enter special characters before and after the text, thus easing your efforts. ALSO READ: WhatsApp is testing a feature that lets businesses talk to customers directly: Report

Besides the new additions, WhatsApp recently added new Snapchat-like stories feature called Status allowing you to set photos and videos as status messages. These status messages are self-destructing and will vanish off in 24 hours. So, you can now set a text status, as well as self-destructing photos and videos. WhatsApp is also rumored to enable UPI integration for digital payments in the app itself.

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  • Published Date: April 17, 2017 12:45 PM IST



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