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| June 23, 2014
Tencent Updates WeChat With Snapchat-esque Feature For Recalling Messages
WeChat, the popular messaging app developed by the Chinese Internet giant Tencent, has just received an update that brings several notable improvements. As reported by The Next Web, the most notable among these is the ability to recall messages. Specifically, the ability to recall the last message within two minutes of sending it. To recall a message, just long-press your last message to bring up the contextual menu and tap the "Recall" or "Unsend" option. The message then disappears from your chat stream and the recipient's. "Though the recall feature doesn’t technically bring WeChat into the ephemeral messaging space since you have to delete the messages manually," The Next Web notes, "the fact that you can now do so is a nod to the appeal of fleeting messages that Snapchat pioneered." [caption id="attachment_554042" align="aligncenter" width="526"] WeChat[/caption] The latest update to WeChat also brings support for adding tags to contacts for easier management (see composite image above) and downloading received messages automatically on Wi-Fi. Optimized for iPhone and iPod touch running iOS 5.0 or later, WeChat is available on the App Store for free. See also: Path Goes 4.0 With New Look, Spins Off Messaging Feature Into New Path Talk App, Get Creative And Sling Silly Shots To Your Facebook Friends With Slingshot, and Snapchat To Introduce 'Our Story' At The Electric Daisy Carnival In Las Vegas. [gallery]