You have up to 1 hour and 8 minutes to delete messages

Mar 12, 2018 12:48 GMT  ·  By  ·  Comment  · 

WhatsApp for iOS is reportedly giving users more time to delete messages sent by mistake with the latest update released last week in the App Store for supported iPhone devices.

On March 8, 2018, WhatsApp for iOS was updated to version 2.18.31, a release that brought the ability to add time or location stickers when editing a photo or video if you tap on the smiley icon, as well as the ability to search the list of group participants for a certain person directly from group info.

But it looks like WhatsApp for iOS received more than that, as WABetaInfo reported on Twitter the fact that users now have more time to delete messages sent by accident. More precisely, you now have exactly 1 hour, 8 minutes, and 16 seconds to delete any messages for everyone.

"Delete for Everyone" limit extended to over one hour on iOS

In other words, WhatsApp extended the limit of the "Delete for Everyone" option that was initially implemented last October to over one hour on Apple's iOS mobile operating system for supported iPhone devices. Previously, WhatsApp for iOS gave users only 7 minutes to delete messages sent by mistake for everyone.

We tested the new "Delete for Everyone" limit, and we can confirm that we had about 1 hour and 8 minutes before the option disappeared. To delete a message sent by accident for all participants in a WhatsApp conversation, simply long-press on the respective message, tap the right arrow, and then press on the "Delete" option.

You'll then be able to select any messages you want to delete by tapping on the checkbox in front of them and then on the trash icon at the bottom, where you'll be asked if you want to delete the selected messages for everyone or only for yourself. The latest WhatsApp for iOS version is now live in the App Store.

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