Drunken Texters, WhatsApp Is Here To Save The Day
Andrew Parker - January 16, 2018

Looking Back

by Edgar A. Guest

I might have been rich if I'd wanted the gold
instead of the friendships I've made.
I might have had fame if I'd sought for renown
in the hours when I purposely played.
Now I'm standing to-day on the far edge of life,
and I'm just looking backward to see
What I've done with the years and the days that were mine,
and all that has happened to me.

I haven't built much of a fortune to leave
to those who shall carry my name,
And nothing I've done shall entitle me now
to a place on the tablets of fame.
But I've loved the great sky and its spaces of blue;
I've lived with the birds and the trees;
I've turned from the splendor of silver and gold
to share in such pleasures as these.

I've given my time to the children who came;
together we've romped and we've played,
And I wouldn't exchange the glad hours spent
with them for the money that I might have made.
I chose to be known and be loved by the few,
and was deaf to the plaudits of men;
And I'd make the same choice should the chance
come to me to live my life over again.

I've lived with my friends and I've shared in their joys,
known sorrow with all of its tears;
I have harvested much from my acres of life,
though some say I've squandered my years.
For much that is fine has been mine to enjoy,
and I think I have lived to my best,
And I have no regret, as I'm nearing the end,
for the gold that I might have possessed.

For all you drunken texters, you are in luck.  The WhatsApp function of being able to unsend and delete messages is about to get a whole lot better.


Once upon a time, messages that were sent through the app were sent, and would stay forever. There was no option to delete the messages. But then, WhatsApp decided to be nice and create a new function, allowing users to remove messages they sent if it was deleted within seven minutes of sending it.


Now, WhatsApp is changing their policy and functions, and is adding the option for users to delete their messages within an hour. All you need to do in order to delete a WhatsApp message, simply tap and hold on the message, and choose the delete option, then delete for everyone. The message will appear for both people that this message was deleted.


WhatsApp recently has seen several other exciting changes as well. Apparently users will now have the option of sending payments through the messaging app, and will also be integrated as a Facebook Marketplace payment.


It is reported that users will be able to send payments securely via the app, with WhatsApp to be integrated as a payment method for Facebook Marketplace too.  WhatsApp will also apparently be able to share information with the other services it owns, such as Facebook.


However, the Terms Of Service now includes that Facebook companies owns WhatsApp, and that when using personal information it can only be used to provide services on Whatsapp. Nothing you share on Whatsapp will be shown on Facebook, unless you chose to.