latest update give users more time to delete accidental
messages after they’ve been sent.
Its message deletion feature,
introduced last October, previously gave us just seven
minutes to undo a potential mess. Now the “delete for everyone”
option is available for just over an hour.
If you find yourself frequently sending messages you later
regret, you need a messaging service that lets you pretend
they never happened. That’s exactly what you get with
WhatsApp’s message deletion feature — and now you have even
more time to clean up after yourself.
extends message deletion window
reports that the latest version of WhatsApp extends the
message deletion window significantly — from just seven
minutes to a strangely specific one hour, eight minutes, and
16 seconds. This gives you time to delete entire
conversations if you need to.
A new WhatsApp for iOS update (2.18.31) is available on
It is a bug fixes update, but it has the new “Delete for
everyone” limit, that’s 1 hour, 8 minutes and 16
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo)
March 8, 2018
for everyone” option, as its name suggests, removes the message
from all devices. You’ll no longer see it as the sender — and
neither will any of the recipients. It’s available in both
one-to-one conversations and group chats.
is yet to confirm the increase or explain the decision behind
it. The service doesn’t yet offer a temporary messaging
feature like Snapchat, but this gives users the ability to
send messages that can be deleted after the recipient has had
plenty of time to read them.