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WhatsApp adds new feature ‘Recall’ for new message

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San Francisco: Next time you send a message intended for your girlfriend mistakenly to someone else on WhatsApp, just chill. You may have soon a five-minute recall window to revoke such misdirected messages.

According to WABetaInfo, a fan site that tests new WhatsApp features early, the mobile messaging platform has moved closer towards introducing a ‘Recall’ feature.

With this feature, the users will be able to recall or unsend texts, images, videos, GIFs, documents, quoted messages and even status replies within a five-minute window, The Independent reported on Tuesday.

The messaging app will enable ‘Recall’ in version “2.17.30+” of the app. The current version of WhatsApp is 2.17.190.

“WhatsApp has added in beta the possibility to edit messages that you already sent. It is actually disabled by default and it’s under development,” an earlier WABetaInfo’s tweet read.

 

 

The users will be able to edit only recent messages and not the old ones.

With 1.2 billion monthly active users, WhatsApp is available in more than 50 different languages around the world and in 10 Indian languages.

WhatsApp currently has 200 million monthly active users in India.

The Facebook-owned platform is also believed to be considering bringing back the old contacts list that vanished with the arrival of ‘Status’, but only for iPhone users.

 

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Mi Band 3i with 2 monochrome display launched in India

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Xiaomi has launched the successor of the Mi Band HRX today — Mi Smart Band 3i. Xiaomi’s new wearable follows the popular Mi Band 4 and is available for pre-order starting today via mi.com

The Mi Band 3i brings in some key upgrades. The Mi Band 3i comes in a single Black colour set and it also comes with a 0.78 inch screen at 128 x 80 pixels. The screen is also a monochrome White AMOLED display with 300 nits of brightness and a capacitive touch panel. It also comes equipped with a 110mAh li-polymer battery. Xiaomi claims that this battery will power the Mi Band 3i for up to 20 days. The Mi Band 3i comes with support for Bluetooth v4.2 and is compatible with phones running on Android 4.4 and iOS 9.0 and above. The strap is said to be manufactured using TPU material, and the Mi Band 3i is also listed as 5ATM water resistant certified.

Talking about fitness features, it can track number of steps taken, distance walked, calories burned and more. You can also see app notifications right on the band’s display. These include WhatsApp, Instagram, Text Messages, and incoming call alerts. There is a new “Find Device” option which lets you find the smartphone that is paired with the band. The Mi Band 3i also comes with 5ATM (50 meters) certification for water and dust resistance. Sadly, there is no support for heart rate monitoring.

The new fitness band from Xiaomi will be available for Rs 1,299. You can pre-order it from the company website, and shipping starts from December 10.

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