The WhatsApp message delete window just got 10x longer

WhatsApp tips and tricks

The "delete for everyone" feature now reportedly allows users to delete messages an hour, eight minutes and 16 seconds after sending it.

The time extension is a generous one compared to seven minutes when it was first implemented back in October. Enter: WhatsApp. Starting past year, it let you delete sent messages.

Conversely, if you want to have totally secure, private, and easily deleted conversations, check out DONTALK, which lets you retract sent messages and delete conversations from all recipients.

WABetaInfo spotted that the latest version of WhatsApp that's now rolling out has extended this time limit by quite a lot. "A new WhatsApp for iOS update (2.18.31) is available on AppStore".

WhatsApp has silently improved the iconic "Delete for Everyone" feature with an ability to block revoke requests for some users.

Everyone in your chat group will know you deleted your message, but won't know what it said. Starting a secret conversation ensures that the only people with access to the messages are those involved in the discussion; Facebook and any third-parties will not screen the conversation for any reason. It has also been pointed out that if someone replies to a message in a group, and the same is later deleted for everyone, the message continues to show on the group.

Of course, if someone else in your chat reads your message before you are able to delete it, they will still know what was said, even if the message is consequently removed. It turns out that WhatsApp has quietly increased the time limit to well over an hour.

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