WhatsApp will give you extra time to delete your embarrassing messages

WhatsApp will give you extra time to delete your embarrassing messages

WhatsApp will give you extra time to delete your embarrassing messages

WaBetaInfo reports that Facebook-owned chat company is secretly working on a feature called "Block revoke request" that would be useful in keeping a check on the misuse of Delete for Everyone feature.

In hindsight, it is also possible that WhatsApp is testing out a new feature that could allow users to send time-limited messages which is something that already available on other messaging apps such as Telegram. "When the user deletes a message for everyone, WhatsApp sends to the recipient (s) a new message having the same ID of the message that the user wants to revoke".

WhatsApp's recently introduced "Delete for Everyone" feature has now submitted a new update to the Apple App Store.

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We're still waiting for official confirmation from WhatsApp, but it looks like if you've said something you'd rather not have said, or posted an embarrassing confession in the wrong group that, you're about to get more time to recall it.

Users originally only had 8 minutes and 32 seconds (512 seconds) to reconsider their actions, but in the last week the company has made a decision to increase the limit to 4096 seconds, that is around 1 hour 8 minutes. To delete the message simply tap and hold it.You'll then see the pop-up window with quick links to Reply, Forward, Copy and Delete. The feature works for all types of messages, but only if they were sent less than seven minutes ago. "It is a bug fixes update, but it has the new "Delete for everyone" limit, that's 1 hour, 8 minutes and 16 seconds".

An hour means you now have far longer to delete messages sent by mistake, or can wipe out entire conversations from a friend's phone.

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