WhatsApp is one of the most popular social media platforms across the world. One of the most loved features of the application is its ‘Delete for Everyone’ option which allows users to immediately remove a message or image.
However, when someone selects the option, the other individual who is at the receiving end also gets the notification that the message has now been deleted. On the other hand, users can delete sent messages within 1 hour, 8 minute and 16 seconds. After that, they will not be able to delete that message.
Now, with the new update, the recipient time limit for message deletion has changed. According to WABetaInfo, the application has updated its rules for the ‘Delete for Everyone’ feature.
In WhatsApp beta for Android 2.18.310, WhatsApp has added a very important improvement to send/receive stickers. It’s the last piece of the puzzle!
Expect a release REALLY soon!
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) October 12, 2018
This is a protection against modded users that revoked messages sent weeks, months and years ago.
You can still delete a message for everyone within 1h, 8m, 16s as long as the recipient will receive your revoke request within 13h, 8m, 16s.
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) October 11, 2018
If the sender wishes to delete a message or media for anyone, and the receiver has not got the message request within 13 hours 8 minute and 16 seconds, then the message will not be canceled. This can happen if the receiver’s phone is switched off for that time period or longer.
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