Major update in WhatsApp's 'delete all' feature for delivered messages

WhatsApp 'delete message for everyone' feature to soon get a new update

WhatsApp beta tracker WABetaInfo reports that WhatsApp has updated the "Recipient limit" to restrict deletion of a message if the recipient didn't receive its revoke request within 13 hours, eight minutes, and 16 seconds due to any reason, even if the phone was inactive.

The new update is being rolled out understandably to prevent WhatsApp users from deleting older delivered messages that they could do by tinkering with mobile system settings. One of the most notable features which were introduced on the platform this year was the delete for everyone option, which allowed senders to delete their sent messages similarly to the unsend option in Instagram. However, the company later increased this time limit to 1 hour, 8 minutes, and 16 seconds. "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", the platform claimed.

It is unclear whether the new change has already been implemented for all WhatsApp users or it will take some time to reach the entire WhatsApp user base.

Whatsapp has now made it mandatory that the recipient also receives the message to be able to delete it from everyone's WhatsApp account.

Sears files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection
Formed in 1886 by railroad station agent Richard Sears, the company started as a watch business in North Redwood, Minnesota. Having so little cash available would make it very hard for Sears to pay back $134 million in debt due on Monday.

Harry and Meghan arrive in Sydney for first royal tour
Prince Harry will launch the fourth Invictus Games in Sydney on Friday, and attend the opening and closing ceremonies. They were accompanied by a full entourage of staff and security as they walked into view of the waiting media pool.

Man with cancer told to cover his face in SC convenience store
It was running my customers off. "I'm telling you what, I didn't know there were that many people out there that cared", he said. Evans said he has been eating at Forks for a long time, but this is the first time he was asked to cover his face .

It is not clear whether the new "recipient limit" will apply if the recipient quickly switches off the phone and keeps the device off for over 14 hours or switches off the internet immediately after.

Initially, the time limit to delete messages was set at seven minutes, later it was increased to 1 hour 8 minutes and 16 seconds. But now the company is making a big change into this widely-popular feature.

WhatsApp introduced the "Delete for Everyone" feature late a year ago.

WhatsApp is expected to roll out the feature along with the stickers update in the coming days.

Related News:

  • Donald Trump praises Confederate icon Robert E. Lee at OH  rally

    Donald Trump praises Confederate icon Robert E. Lee at OH rally

    During the rally, Trump said that despite Grant's drinking problem, Lincoln still turned to the Union general to defeat Lee. The news got a lot of attention, and the president took a lot of heat on social media for praising a confederate general .
    Germany coach Joachim Low admits pressure is growing after Netherlands defeat

    Germany coach Joachim Low admits pressure is growing after Netherlands defeat

    Ryan Babel's header from a corner crashed against the crossbar and Van Dijk converted the rebound. They face world champions and group leaders France in the competition in Paris on Tuesday.

    Prince Harry and Meghan arrive in Australia, ahead of NZ visit

    The tour will conclude with a four-day trip to New Zealand, where they will be greeted by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Meghan Markle is all about her girl squad, even when she's traveling across the world for a major royal tour.
  • Official photos of Royal Wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank released

    Official photos of Royal Wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank released

    Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank embrace in the Scottish State Coach. The couple are said to be "delighted" to share the images.
    Seann Walsh girlfriend Rebecca Humphries praised by Women's Aid

    Seann Walsh girlfriend Rebecca Humphries praised by Women's Aid

    In an interview with Heat magazine, published just as his wife's kiss emerged, the 35-year-old insisted: 'I have more of a bromance with her partners'.

    May's team must force change in Brexit policy, says former minister

    The Prime Minister will have a cabinet meeting on Tuesday before she heads to Brussels and she may struggle to get a consensus. An EU official said no further negotiations were planned before the leaders of EU countries convene in Brussels.
  • Dolphins Dive: Top storylines from Week 6 vs. Bears

    Dolphins Dive: Top storylines from Week 6 vs. Bears

    Mitchell Trubisky threw for 316 yards and three second-half touchdowns, but the Bears were hurt by two turnovers in the red zone. It appeared the Dolphins were going to pull out the victory when they marched downfield on their opening drive of overtime.
    Marvel's Iron Fist Has Been Cancelled By Netflix

    Marvel's Iron Fist Has Been Cancelled By Netflix

    Iron Fist stars Finn Jones , Jessica Henwick , Sacha Dhawan, Tom Pelphrey , Jessica Stroup, Simone Missick and Alice Eve. There are many fans of the character and the series and most people said that the second season was excellent.
    Todd Gurley drives the Rams' offense with 3 scores on Sunday

    Todd Gurley drives the Rams' offense with 3 scores on Sunday

    That was while Seattle's Mike Davis (68 yards on 12 rushes and a touchdown) ran by for a gain of 5 yards to the Rams 30. Facing third-and-23, Wilson was pressured from the pocket by Cory Littleton and Seattle punted with 3:38 left.
  • Yankees Rumors: Brian Cashman will trade Sonny Gray this offseason

    Yankees Rumors: Brian Cashman will trade Sonny Gray this offseason

    Despite all of Gray's struggles in the past two or three years, he has still flashed enormous talent as a starter. Following the Yankees elimination from the ALDS - Gray, himself, admitted he is unsure what the future holds.
    The pope disrobes two bishops of chile

    The pope disrobes two bishops of chile

    On Saturday Juan Carlos Cruz, one of Karadima's victims, tweeted that it was "a good day for the survivors of these monsters". The notice also referred to a canonical measure relating to "manifest abuse of minors" as being the reason for dismissal.
    Ministry launches breast cancer awareness programme

    Ministry launches breast cancer awareness programme

    Regarding preventive health, we recommend women receive a mammography annually, starting when they are 45. The largest borough event honoring breast cancer survivors and raising money to find a cure is coming up.


Most liked

Man loses leg after chainsaw attack on son backfires
Charges have been filed against the elder Ferguson and he is facing allegations of attempted second-degree murder and violation of parole.

Butler practices again with Wolves, as opener nears
Butler had been absent for most of training camp and the preseason after he requested a trade from the team in September. Go up against the best, 'cause that's what I love to do. "Well, the thing is, it's always a challenge", the coach said.

Trump says climate change not a hoax, not sure of its source
She clarified she wanted to know if he made any mistakes, and all he would say is that he wished he'd done NAFTA sooner. Give me a break. "And then on top of that, they take advantage of us on trade". " Call Russia.

Tom Brady leads Patriots by Chiefs in epic quarterback duel
Harmon had a huge play in the red-zone when he intercepted a Patrick Mahomes pass in the end zone at the end of the first half. It actually was a game in which, early on, the Patriots seemed to have some answers on defense for Mahomes and the Chiefs.

Air India cabin crew member falls off aircraft, critical
Flight AI864 was originally scheduled to depart Mumbai for Delhi at 7am, but took off later at 8.30am. Flight attendant Harsha Lobo , who is 53, was taken to Nanavati Hospital.

Ariana Grande, Pete Davidson end engagement
After Miller's passing Grande chose not to make any public appearances or attend the Emmy awards with Davidson, according to ET . Grande's team told People that the singer needed time to "heal and mend" following the death of her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller .

Hillary Says Clinton Was ‘Absolutely’ Right to Not Resign Over Lewinsky Scandal
Hillary Clinton says her husband was right to not step down amid the Monica Lewinsky scandal in the 1990s. Instead, Clinton brought up President Donald Trump's past, asking for an investigation.

Future of Patisserie Valerie hangs in the balance
Before the suspension, Patisserie Holdings had a market value of 446 million pounds ($590 million). The company's updated statement said it was taking two pieces of action to shore up its finances.

UK, France, Germany demand response on Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance
Trump visited the kingdom on his first overseas trip as president and has touted arms sales to Saudi Arabia. By close , it had recovered some losses, ending down 3.5 percent and losing $16.5 billion of market value.

Ariana Grande Confirms She ‘Took A Break’ To Take Care Of Herself
Grande teased Piggy's " breathin " appearance in one of her Instagram uploads. Don't miss E! News every weeknight at 7 p.m., only on E!

Vandal who put googly eyes on Georgia monument sought
I have family down there and I'm anxious ". "We want people to understand we don't want to see this kind of thing happening". Greene was a major general who was second in command in the Revolutionary War and served with George Washington.

Malaysia’s Anwar a Step Closer to Power
Malaysian ex-deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim has won a parliamentary seat, sealing his return to front-line politics. This is the third time he is returning to Parliament in a tumultuous political career that saw him jailed twice.

UK's Brexit chief rushes to Brussels for Sunday talks
Mr Barnier said "some key issues are still open", including the so-called backstop measure to prevent a hard border. Instead, he suggested "conditions" could be set for the point at which "arrangements come to an end".

Robert E. Lee Descendent Attacks President Trump's Comments on Confederate General
But on Sunday, NBC had to correct that tweet since, as it turns out, Trump was actually praising Union General (and future U.S. To further undermine the narrative of a dog whistle to his audience, the crowd did not applaud at the sound of Robert E.

Initial public offering: Anaplan stock surges 35% in trading debut
The company is going public with a new CFO, Dave Morton, who resigned from Tesla on September 4 after only a month at the troubled automaker.