Digital Digest 27th Oct 2017

Unsend on Whatsapp finally here!

by Norah Spie 27 Oct,2017                      

In an age in which so much of our communication occurs digitally, WhatsApp, one of the most widely used apps on the planet.

Most of us have sent at least one text or image we later wished we could take back. And thanks to WhatsApp’s latest update, that wish has now become a reality. WhatsApp has introduced a new ‘delete for everyone’ feature, allowing users to unsend an embarrassing message within seven minutes of sending it.

The feature is currently rolling out to users on Android and iOS, although it is unclear how widespread and quickly the launch will take place.

WhatsApp has updated its FAQs page to explain the new feature. The FAQ page says: ‘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’, says WhatsApp.

To delete a message, open WhatsApp and go to the chat containing the message you want to delete. Tap and hold the message, then choose Delete from the menu. Tap ‘Delete for everyone’ and the message will disappear. Messages you successfully delete for everyone will now be replaced with ‘This message was deleted’ in your recipients’ chats.

Remember , this only works within 7 minutes!


Did you know?
Email existed before the world wide web

You probably don’t even think before composing a one-line email message and sending it. But it wasn’t always so easy.
You had to use a computer and a rotary telephone to connect to a service called Micronet. This was pre-WWW, so there were no URLs, just numbered webpages. For emails, the webpage number was 7776.

 


Top websites you need know and use…

theinternetfireplace.com– if you want some real fire while you are surfing online.

accountkiller.com– removes personal data online. If you open a social media account and you want all data pertaining to that account wiped out, then this is the site!

ted.com– TED has become a powerful organization in spreading ideas and knowledge. The nonprofit organization hosts conferences around the world where people of all walks of life share their amazing ideas and experiences through short speaking gigs.

hotelwifitest.com– before booking a hotel and wifi is very important to you, then this site that can tell you if the hotel’s wifi is good.

keepmeout.com– blocks sites while you are working on your computer if you are easily distracted.

medium.com/personal-growth– excellent site if you want to learn more and improve yourself. Credible online courses.

goodthingsguy.com– tired of all the bad news reported by mainstream media, this site only does the good stories.

boredpanda.com– Could the name of this website be any more appropriate? Bored Panda is the place you want to be when you want to discover interesting and visually appealing content.

funnyordie.com– Love comedy? Then Funny or Die is where you need to be. This website is completely dedicated to featuring hilarious sketches from users, comedians and celebrities.

norahspie.com– this is how a personal site should look like.


 Computer Life Hacks….

  1. Most people know that holding down the space bar on a webpage scrolls downwards, but if you hold down SHIFT+space bar, it takes you right to the top of the page
  2. If your printer is out of black ink, and you urgently want to print, change the colour font to #010101, which is 99% grey and will look like black on paper.
  3. You can set a timer on Google by typing on the search bar : ‘google set timer for 5 minutes’ or whatever minutes you want
  4. When you want to show someone one picture on your Android phone, zoom in a little bit so that they cannot swipe to other pictures.
  5. If Word crashes or shuts down before you save your document, search ‘.asd’ in File Manager and the document will be there!
  6. If you type in the flight number in Google search, you can get information of where exactly the plane is.
  7. Want to know if your house is the only one without power, search for other Wifi, if there is none– then you are not the only one without power.

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