WhatsApp to extend time limit for ‘Delete for Everyone’ feature

By: News Desk      Published: 08:44 AM, 4 Nov, 2021
WhatsApp to extend time limit for ‘Delete for Everyone’ feature
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WhatsApp offers new functions to its users and at the same time tries to update the old functions. This allows users to take advantage of the new features. Now WhatsApp is updating its four-year-old ‘Delete for all’ feature. So far, by using Delete for all, you can delete a message in 68 minutes.

Now WhatsApp is trying to end the time limit on deleting messages. This new feature allows you to delete your sent messages whenever you want. 

This feature appears on the Android interface in a screenshot shared by WABetaInfo, a platform that provides information on features related to WhatsApp updates. There is also a dialog box that tells users to choose to delete messages “for themselves only” or “for everyone in chat”.

The message shown in the screenshot shared by the WABetaInfo platform is three months old and the chat behind it shows the date of August 23, which is much longer than the current deadline of the ‘Delete for all’ feature of WhatsApp.

You can delete messages on WhatsApp for a period of time

Currently, WhatsApp users get 4096 seconds (68 minutes 16 seconds) to delete a message. Improved the ability to delete messages within eight minutes after this timer was launched in 2017. However, based on leaked information, the timer may be completely removed in future updates.

WhatsApp won’t be the first company to do so if WhatsApp removes the ‘Delete for everyone’ feature, while both Telegram and Instagram allow users to delete old messages from the app with no time limit.