WhatsApp Lets You Delete Your Wildly Inappropriate Messages Two Days After You’ve Sent Them

Don’t cast your eyes down

WhatsApp gives you a little over two days to delete the message(s) that you did not want to send in the first place. Two days and twelve hours are enough to delete that inappropriate message to save face and revise what you intended to say originally.

Delete The Unsavory Messages Even After Two Days Of Sending Them

The company announced on August 9th through its Twitter account that

Rethinking your message? Now, you’ll have a little over 2 days to delete your messages from your chats after you hit send.

The previous time duration was around 1 hour, 8 minutes, and 16 seconds to be precise. A little earlier in July, WhatsApp Beta was testing its delete feature of 2.5 days and at one point they were speculating and exploring a delete time limit of 7 days.

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However, there’s this one thing you need to know: All recipients must have the updated and most recent version of WhatsApp for the new “delete” feature to work.

Also, you won’t notice it if the message you wanted to delete did not actually delete – like you won’t receive any notification for that.

Here’s How You Can Start Using The New Deletion Feature:

  1. Tap and hold the WhatsApp message
  2. Click the trashcan icon in the menu that pops up
  3. Select “delete for everyone” or “Delete for me” option
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A little note: If the deletion time slips out, you will only be able to delete the message on your end and the recipient will still be able to see that.

Therefore, be a little cautious over here.

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Joe Warne
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