The new trick on WhatsApp: How to unsend a message

Updated: Apr 18, 2017, 17:33 IST | mid-day online correspondent |

These surprising facts on how to unsend a message on WhatsApp will save you from humilation. Read on

The new trick on WhatsAp: How to Unsend a Message

Well, we all must be thinking over the topic for a long time now and scratching our heads too! It will be wrong to admit that we have never been in a situation when a wrong message has been sent to a wrong person or sometimes the other way round. We must have wondered how to prevent this grave mistake, but never came out with solutions. We even waited for WhatsApp to launch an ‘unsend’ feature officially, but nothing such happened. We have the solutions for you..

In order to unsend a message which is already sent to the contact, turn off the WiFi on the mobile before the message is sent. You need to be extremely quick in this act, in fact even before the right tick (sent sign) appears below the message. Also, if you do not want the person to read the unintended message, then notice the clock icon below the message. It means the message has not been sent yet or there is a lack of data coverage. In this case there is still time to fix the case by deleting the message before it is actually sent.

The new trick on WhatsAp: How to Unsend a Message

WhatsApp is usually very quick and the messages are sent to the recipient within a flash of time. So be alert and solve the mistake within a fraction of a second! The quickest way to turn off the cellular data is by turning the phone in airplane mode.

There is another option too and this is more interesting!

You can block the contact person to whom you have sent the unintended message before it gets delivered, i.e. before the double tick appears below the message. This will save you from humiliation. You can’t block and unblock the person within the same span of time. Wait for at least 30 days to unblock the person, because WhatsApp stores an undelivered message for 30 days. In case the person is unblocked before 30 days, there are chances of him getting the unintended message.

The new trick on WhatsAp: How to Unsend a Message

Next time you fall under the trap of sending the wrong message to the wrong person, then recollect the tricks and get saved from humiliation.

Enjoy WhatsApping folks!

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