How to recall sent messages in WeChat [Tip]

wechat logoNot all messaging apps have this and it’s really great to know that you can do this in WeChat. It can be really handy especially for wrong sent messages as well as for messages that you do not want to appear in your contact’s chat log.

So if you still do not know how to recall sent messages in WeChat, just refer to this guide.

How to recall sent messages in WeChat

  • On your smartphone or tablet, open your WeChat app.
  • Next, send a test message to any of your contacts. Write your message on the text field and then press “Send”.
  • Now that your message has been successfully sent, you will be given a maximum of 2 minutes to recall it. So within that time span, you must recall your message or else, it will permanently appear on your contact’s chat log.

recall messages on WeChat

  • To recall a message, just long-press on it and once you see the message menu, select “Recall”. You’ll then get a notification that your message has been successfully recalled.

So that’s it. The good thing about this option is that it’s not only limited to messages in text format. You can also recall images, stickers and emoticons.

As for those who are currently using WeChat, do not forget to try out this feature as it is available on both the Android and iOS versions of the app.

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