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“Delete For Everyone” Option in WhatsApp Gets An Update Imposing New Rules

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WhatsApp Delete For Everyone Feature

WhatsApp has made incredible changes in its application these days.  Some were beneficial while some were mere useless. In our busy lifestyle, we often make mistakes while typing a message on WhatsApp.  To cater this problem, the messaging giant brought “Delete For Everyone” feature where users are able to delete their sent messages. Once, they delete their message the receiver won’t be able to see it anymore.

According to the recent leak, WhatsApp has rolled out a new update for this feature. Previously, the time allotted for users to delete the message was just 7 minutes which is now extended to 1 hour 8 minutes and 16 seconds.  However, users will get to see a window through which they must accept the delete request.

WEBetaInfo tweeted, “WhatsApp, the messaging giant has increased the ‘Recipient Limit’.  If you delete the message for everyone and the receiver fails to revoke the message within the specified time period, the sender will not be able to revoke the message further.”

The time allowed to accept the request by the recipient will last for 13 hours 8 minutes and 16 seconds.  If they fail to do so sender would not be able to delete the message thereafter. In the case of group messages, all the members of the group should accept the request within the given stipulated time period.  Otherwise, “Delete For Everyone” won’t function later and all the recipients will be able to see the message.

This great effort of the tech giant was to preserve the functionality of the modified version of the official version of the app that should not change or delete the messages for days, weeks, month, or years.  Along with this feature, WhatsApp is working on Sticker support feature that might roll out hand-in-hand with the “Delete For Everyone” feature. These stickers would include new emojis that are already been acquainted in iOS keyboards.

WhatsApp has not declared the date of release.  However, these are not so complicated changes. Hence, it’s expected to hit the market within a few weeks.  Alongside, a couple of days afore, a bug affected video calling services that indirectly affected the number of Android and iOS smartphones of the users.  This resulted into a number of phone crashes.

Nevertheless, the messaging giant is ready with an update that will resolve this issue.  This update will be made available adjoined with the previous two updates. Still, they suggest users not to wholly count on WhatsApp for making video calls.

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Tajammul Pangarkar is a tech blogger, and has contributed to numerous tech magazines. Taj's longstanding experience in the field of mobile technology and industry research is reflected in his insightful news articles as presented on TechnoVally. His interest lies in understanding the tech trends, mobile applications and technical consciousness on these increasingly consumer-oriented industries. When he is not ruminating about the tech world, he can be found playing table tennis or hanging out with his friends.