WhatsApp Delete for Everyone feature is now officially available

WhatsApp’s most awaited and talked about feature — “delete for everyone” is now available to everyone starting today. Any iPhone, Android or Window phone users with the latest version of WhatsApp will get the feature, actually, must have already got it by now. Apart from the mobile users, even the WhatsApp for desktop users will also be getting this feature starting today, confirms WhatsApp via a blog post on Tuesday.

“Starting today you can now delete messages you sent by mistake – whether to one person or an entire group,” writes WhatsApp. What is important is, this feature will be available only for the users with the latest version of the app. So, if you have the new WhatsApp version already downloaded – you’ll automatically get the “delete for everyone” and in case you still haven’t got the feature, head on to Play store and update the app. I use WhatsApp version 2.17.395 and have got the feature this morning.

So how does this feature work? The most important thing to note is — the message (that you sent by mistake) should be deleted within 7 minutes after it’s sent. Coming to how the feature actually works. If you are an Android user — you should first send a message to any of your contacts. Then tap, hold and select the message. After selecting the message, you’ll see several options at the top of the screen — click on the delete bin icon. Earlier, on click that option, the selected message would automatically delete.

But now, with the new feature coming in, users will get three options by clicking the delete icon. The three options are – delete for me, cancel and delete for everyone. To delete the message from your as well as the receiver’s chat box — you need to select delete for everyone option. On the other hand, on clicking delete for me, the message will be deleted only for the sender. After deleting the message you and the receiver of the message will get this message — “this message was deleted”.

How does the feature work for the iOS users? iPhone user will send the message to a contact, select it, then click on the delete bin at the bottom left of the screen. On clicking the delete bin option, the iPhone user, like Android will get the same options — delete for me, cancel and delete for everyone. You’ll need to click on the delete for everyone option. The feature works in a similar manner for both windows phone and desktop user as well.

What is important to note is that – for the feature to work properly — both the message sender as well as the recipient must use the latest version of WhatsApp for the message to be successfully deleted.

Source : http://indiatoday.intoday.in/technology/story/whatsapp-delete-for-everyone-feature-now-officially-available-to-all/1/1079659.html

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Are You Ready for Edible Water Bottles? London-Based Students Design Water That Can be Eaten!

  • Fancy a world without the growing menace of plastic pollution?
  • Welcome Ooho! Tiny blobs that look like giant drops of water
  • Ooho is ice dipped in a solution of brown algae and calcium chloride

Fancy a world without the growing menace of plastic pollution? After leaf plates, the world of science has thrown another innovative idea that could not only serve as an alternative to plastic but can revolutionize the world in unimaginable ways. Experts from the Skipping Rocks Lab, London, UK have introduced ‘edible water bottles’ that are believed to hydrate the same way as water does.

Yes! Ooho is the reality today. These tiny blobs look like giant drops of water and are actually ice dipped in a solution of brown algae and calcium chloride – completely bio-degradable and digestible by the human body.


Skipping Rocks Lab is a brainchild of three London-based design students who decided to create sustainable projects. Ooho happens to be the first in the series. Ooho balls are currently under trial and are aimed to be introduced at events like food and music festivals, sporting events, marathons, et cetera. The project has already seen a huge response with mammoth monetary funding and close to 500 investors! Oohos are tasteless but the makers confirm that these can easily be flavoured.

Source : http://food.ndtv.com/food-drinks

Miss old status in WhatsApp? Here’s how to set it up in new WhatsApp

WhatsApp turned the world upside down for many when it announced the demise of old status feature in the app few weeks ago. The Facebook-owned chat app launched a new Status feature, and removed the old one that allowed people to set a text-only status update.

With the Status feature, which is seen as a separate tab in the app, users can share GIF, videos and photos with their contacts. This is a more Facebook and Instagram like feature. Also, just like the Snapchat’s Stories, the posts disappear after 24 hours from WhatsApp.

Since the Status feature does not allow to post textual messages, the  feature received mixed reactions from users with many mourning and  criticising the company for the move. The company eventually brought back the old status feature.

Now the app runs both old and new status feature. The old features is back but with a twist. The twist is the way you now set up your status. Earlier there was a dedicated tab named as Status where you could go and set your desired status message. Now the process is different.  While many of us may be already knowing this process by now, for those who are still facing difficulty in setting up their status, here is how you do it:

  1. Tap on the three-dot icon present on the top right corner inside the app
  2. Go to Settings.
  3. Tap on your profile picture.
  4. You will see an option called ‘About and phone number’. Tap on the text message under the tab.
  5. Tap on the pencil icon and write your status message.
 The status feature comes with same status message options like Busy, Available, At school , At work, At the movies and Battery about to die and more.
Source by intoday…