Like it or not, WhatsApp fans, Viber has always been preceding WhatsApp in every feature.
Be it sharing of voice notes or voice calling, Viber has done it all.
Even today, there are a lot of features that WhatsApp is sure to copy from Viber, like the introduction of stickers, Video calls, ability to play games on chat, etc.
Although none of this has been in the agenda yet, there is one feature that might soon be visible, that is the option to delete sent messages.
Viber has already taken the lead this time as well be introducing it in the version 5.6.5 update, but this may be an idea that WhatsApp might want to work on.
It has already come up with the ability to star messages and mark them unread and this feature might just be icing on the cake.
Well as of now, there is no such news circulating over the internet so we can just presume that WhatsApp may come up with something like this, as it has always had a habit of designing its application around a customer’s needs.
When the word of Viber’s success finally gets to them, Koum and his team might just introduce this feature.
But for the time being, is there any way possible to stop whatsApp messages from going across?
Many sites have suggested many things but with the latest updates all these things have become false.
I remember clearly how I use to deal with these situations a couple of years back – I would rush to the settings of the phone and turn off the data before the message got delivered – not to the person but to the server.
This is generally depicted by a clock next to the message.
When I deleted the messages back then, my recipient would not receive it.
But over the years, both WhatsApp and internet connections have been able to amass incredible speed; as a result, by the time you turn off the data it is already too late and the message has been delivered.
I nevertheless tried this again when the network faced a lag; unfortunately the recipient received the message as soon as my data was turned on again, despite the fact that I had deleted the message when I was able to see the clock icon.
Turns out that WhatsApp had already sent the message, and I was able to see the clock because of a network issue from my side; so no, this does not really work anymore.
You can try other really stupid things like blocking a recipient before the message gets delivered to his device.
Messages like these are retained in the WhatsApp server for about 30 days after which they are destroyed by the server.
So you would need to be silly enough to block your recipient for 30 days.
I’d rather that you apologise after the message gets delivered than keep the person blocked for 30 days; you are doing your relationship no good!