WhatsApp intends to extend the window for message deletion from one hour, eight minutes, and sixteen seconds to two days and twelve hours.
As of right now, WhatsApp users have one hour, eight minutes, and sixteen seconds from the time they exchange a message to erase it.The Meta-owned message is allegedly aiming to raise this limit to more than two days, so that will soon change.
A report from WABetaInfo claims that WhatsApp has begun rolling out new time limits to a small group of users who are using the most recent beta of the WhatsApp app for Android.The business intends to extend the time restriction for message deletion from one hour, eight minutes, and sixteen seconds to two days and twelve hours as part of the revisions.
According to the blog, the Meta-owned has begun releasing this feature to a small group of beta testers.
In the upcoming days, more beta users are anticipated to have access to it.”We can also confirm that the new time limit which is the same as the one that was originally envisioned during the feature’s development is in fact 2 days and 12 hours”, the website stated.
Delete for Everyone feature updates
Notably, this is not the only enhancement the business plans to make to its messaging deletion tool.The business is reportedly working on a feature that would let WhatsApp group administrators remove any message in their groups.Currently, the member who shared a message in a group is the only one who has the ability to delete it.
When the feature is turned on, users will have the ability to delete an incoming message for all members of a group, claims WABetaInfo.However, a notification in the group, similar to the one users get in the app when a member has deleted their own message, will be used to let other group members know who deleted a certain message.
The phrase “As an admin, you are deleting someone else’s message for everyone in this conversation” will be displayed to group admins.They’ll be able to tell that you removed the message.
There is no information on when the corporation will make this function available to all of its users worldwide; it is currently under development.