WhatsApp now lets you delete a message for an hour

WhatsApp has changed how long you are able to use the “delete for everyone” feature for, The Verge reported.

The ability to delete a message after sending it first rolled out during October 2017, and users had 7 minutes to delete a sent message.

With the new update, users have 1 hour, 8 minutes, and 16 seconds to delete a message, WABetaInfo found. Commenters pointed out this is 212 seconds.

WhatsApp provides the following caveats to deleting messages after they have been sent:

  • For messages to be successfully deleted for everyone, you and your recipient must be using the latest version of WhatsApp.
  • Recipients may see (and screenshot) your message before it’s deleted, or continue to see it if deletion was not successful.
  • You will not be notified if deleting for everyone was not successful.

Now read: BlackBerry sues Facebook and WhatsApp

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