WhatsApp 'Delete for Everyone' message time limit extended

WhatsApp now lets you delete a message for an hour

WhatsApp beta testers using Android devices have received the new update v2.18.74 with the aforementioned feature. But once, the set time has passed, there is no way to delete messages for everyone.

The "Delete for Everyone" feature was introduced by WhatsApp previous year in November which allowed the users to delete a sent message within 420 seconds or 7 minutes. The feature was spotted in Android beta, and it looks like this has been rolled out to iOS and Windows versions of the WhatsApp as well.

Now, the company is testing a new feature, which would allow users to customize the shape and size of the WhatsApp icon on the home screen.

What's more, if you do delete a message, the other people in the conversation see a "message deleted" alert - so they know that you've said something you've regretted, and may ask you some awkward questions about it.

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Hitting the Delete symbol and selecting Delete for Everyone will remove the message for good. Hackers have been abusing the Delete for All feature to delete messages sent years rather than minutes ago, and the app now makes additional checks to make sure messages no older than 24 hours can be deleted.

The report states that the chat app has decided on 24 hours as time frame to ensure that the recipient receives the revoke request.

If you are wondering about the curiously specific extended length of the messaging grace period, and you are not a mathematical savant, The Verge points out that one hour, eight minutes, and 16 seconds is 2 seconds.

With this, iPhone and iPad (LTE) users will be able to delete unintended messages from group chats after more than an hour.

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