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WhatsApp rolls out ‘Delete for Everyone’ feature; here’s how it works

Facebook-owned messaging platform WhatsApp last week rolled out the most sought after feature – “Delete for Everyone.” As the name suggests, the feature allows users to revoke their messages in case they sent those to a wrong person or a group.

You can only delete messages for everyone for up to seven minutes after sending.

“Once seven minutes have passed, there is no way to delete messages for everyone,” Facebook-owned WhatsApp said in its updated FAQ last week. “In order for messages to be successfully deleted for everyone, both you and your recipient must be using the latest version of WhatsApp for Android, iPhone or Windows Phone,” the micro-blogging platform said.

WhatsApp was working on this feature for almost a year. You can now delete messages for everyone or just for yourself.

“Deleting messages for everyone allows you to delete specific messages you have sent to either a group or an individual chat. This is particularly useful if you sent a message to the wrong chat or if the message you sent contains a mistake,” WhatsApp noted.

Messages you successfully delete for everyone will be replaced with “This message was deleted” in your recipients’ chats. Similarly, if you see “This message was deleted” in a chat, it means that the sender deleted their message for everyone.

How it works:

Open WhatsApp and go to the chat containing the message you wish to delete. Tap and hold the message and choose Delete from the menu.

Optionally, select more messages to delete multiple messages at once. Then tap “Delete for Everyone”.

“If you or your recipient are not using the latest version of WhatsApp for Android, iPhone or Windows Phone, this feature will not be supported,” WhatsApp said.

Recipients may see your message before it’s deleted or if deletion was not successful.

According to WABetaInfo, a fan website that tracks WhatsApp, this feature works for messages in text, videos, GIFs, pictures, voice messages, quoted messages and status replies. The second part is to delete messages only for yourself.

Deleting messages for yourself allows you to delete your copy of messages you’ve sent or received from your phone.

“This has no effect on your recipients’ chats. Your recipients will still see the messages in their chat screen,” WhatsApp said.

For this, open WhatsApp and go to the chat containing the message you wish to delete. Tap and hold the message and choose Delete from the menu.

Optionally, select more messages to delete multiple messages at once. Then tap “Delete for Me”. “The feature is being slowly rolled out and users can reinstall WhatsApp in order to download from the server the latest configuration,” WABetaInfo said.

Article source: Hindustan Times. 

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Campus Conversations: Timeline Review(Jul 14 – Oct 6 2017)

Here is a timeline of the series of panel discussions entitled #CampusConversations that have been running from the 14th of July and  will end on the 3rd of November 2017. #CampusConversations are an initiative of Campus Moments in partnership with Sexual Rights Center Bulawayo.

View story at Medium.com

 

 

It’s World Poetry Day & We’re Up To Some Poetic Justice

EXPRESS YOURSELF 

Happy World Poetry Day 2017! Which poets are being celebrated and why is it held?

World Poetry Day is celebrated once a year in honour of poets across the world and their work

SOME people see poetry as fitting rhyming words together and a subject your are forced to study at school.

But to others it is one of the greatest ways to express feelings and emotions in a way to bring people together.

And with that in mind, once a year, people mark World Poetry Day to celebrate its contribution to the world. Here’s all you need to know…

World Poetry Day is held year on March 21 after UN body UNESCO adopted the date after an agreement in Paris in 1999.

In the proclamation, UNESCO agreed that poetry can meet a social role as it ‘arouses and expresses awareness’ of a range of issues.

It also added that poetry can help young people reconnect with their roots and change the way they look at their place in the world.

World Poetry Day is celebrated globally, but in the UK, schools instead mark National Poetry Day.

This will take place on Thursday, September 28, 2017 and the theme of this year’s event will be ‘freedom’.

World Poetry Day is held to celebrate cultural expression and identity that comes through poetry.

According to UNESCO, every culture on every continent on earth enjoys poetry as it speaks to our ‘common humanity and shared values.’

During World Poetry Day, poets are honoured, recitals take place and schools promote the reading and writing of poetry.

It is hoped that by celebrating poetry, people will see it as a treasured art form and something that should be considered as important.

And organisers hope this will dismiss poetry’s image as being out of date and boring.

All poets are being celebrated on World Poetry Day, but UNESCO have chosen three with significant importance.

The first is Nikoloz Baratashvili from Georgia with 2017 marking the 200th anniversary of his birth.

He only had a short body of work due to his untimely death at the age of 26 but is often referred to as the ‘Georgian Byron.

Also being celebrated is Molla Panah Vagif, with 2017 also being the 300th anniversary of her birth.

An Azerbaijani poet, he was the founder of the realism genre and was also a popular statesman and diplomat.

While the final poet being remembered is Sayyid ‘Imād-ad-Dīn on the 600th anniversary of his death.

Also known as Nasimi, he lived in 14th century Azerbaijian and Turkey and created most of his work in Arabic.

It is believed he was convicted of apostasy and was executed by being skinned alive. His tomb in modern day Aleppo in Syria, remains a place of pilgrimage.

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