Facebook-owned WhatsApp extends message deletion time

WhatsApp tips and tricks

Users will now have one hour, eight minutes, and 16 seconds to use the "delete for everyone" feature after sending a message by mistake. Thankfully, WhatsApp is giving users longer to undo their shameful conversations by extending the time they can delete them to over one hour.

WhatsApp recently started rolling out a new feature that lets users "unsend" messages.

The feature is reportedly available for iOS update 2.18.31 on AppStore. This will enable you to hide when you have read a message sent to you but this will also make you lose the ability to know the same about your sent messages.

From now onwards, if WhatsApp receives a revoke request, it'll first check its database for a message with the same ID.

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So far, iOS is the only operating system that supports this feature, with Android and desktop still only supporting the seven-minute window.

It says: 'Deleting messages for everyone allows you to delete specific messages you have sent to either a group or an individual chat. This message has the same ID as the one the user wants to delete.

Modified, or "modded" WhatsApp installs have existed for a long time. When you have to share your location in a WhatsApp chat by tapping the attach icon, it will prompt you to select the duration of time for which your location will be active to others. This time limit was decided in case the recipient (s) of the message that is being deleted does not have their mobile device on. We'll have to wait and see if and when the new 4,096-second limit rolls out across all of the stable WhatsApp clients. If you need to read something on the downlow without giving up read receipt privileges, simply put your phone in Airplane Mode before reading the message and you'll dodge a blue tick.

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