WhatsApp rolls out the ability to delete sent messages, but you'll have to be quick about it
by Cosmin Vasile / Oct 27, 2017, 4:59 PM
It looks like WhatsApp has finished testing the ability to unsend messages that you feeling are inappropriate and wish you could take back. Yes, you will finally be able to delete WhatsApp messages that you sent to a contact, but you'll have to be quick about it.
Although WhatsApp did not yet announce anything related to the new feature, the FAQ page of the application has been recently updated to reflect the addition of the new functionality. The new feature is called “Delete for everyone” and will be available for Android, iOS and Windows Phone users.
In order to delete a message that you sent, you have to go to the chat thread, tap and hold the message, and choose the “Delete for everyone” option. The new feature allows users to select multiple messages and delete them all at once.
The only caveat would be the fact that WhatsApp will only recall messages up to seven minutes after sending them, which is why we said that you'll have to be quick about it. If successful, the messages will be replaced with a “This message was deleted” notice.
Keep in mind that WhatsApp hasn't yet rolled out the new feature to all users, so it seems that this is more of a phased released, which means it will take some time to arrive on all devices.
Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014
Meh, things will get too easy now
posted on Oct 27, 2017, 5:44 PM 0
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You are welcome to use postcards
posted on Oct 27, 2017, 6:09 PM 4
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I'm using GBWhatsapp, and the "recall" feature is present on the latest version—which has been out for weeks. And one could "recall" at anytime.
posted on Oct 27, 2017, 10:37 PM 1
Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 29, 2017
I have been using this feature on bbm, and loving it. I believe people should start using bbm again because they have greatly improved , I’ve tried what’s app and deleted within 24 hours my 3 cents cheers
posted on Oct 29, 2017, 6:23 AM 1
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