WhatsApp is rolling out a new update through the Google Play Beta Program, bringing the version up to 18.104.22.168.
What’s new in this update? It brings news about message deletion in groups if you’re a group admin, for a future update.
|Name of the feature?||Delete message for everyone|
|Availability?||WhatsApp is planning to release this feature in a future update.|
|I’ve installed this update but I don’t see this feature. Why?||Since this feature is under development, it’s not available to beta testers, but you can discover a preview in this article.|
|Previous news?||WhatsApp is announcing the Novi pilot program in the US|
In the article about the WhatsApp beta for Android 22.214.171.124 update, we talked about new improvements to come for the feature to delete messages for everyone. Initially, WhatsApp was planning to remove any limitation about message revoking, but their new plans implemented on the WhatsApp Desktop beta 2.2147.4 update reveal that WhatsApp will allow deleting messages for everyone within 7 days and 8 minutes.
Today, WhatsApp has released the 126.96.36.199 update, the first beta update for the next year. This update reveals new plans about the message deletion in groups, in a future update: the ability to delete incoming messages for everyone if you are a group admin!
As you can see in this screenshot, we created a new group and there are two group admins. I’ve deleted the first message sent from “Test WBI”, the other admin deleted mine and the last message in this group chat. When a message has been deleted by group admins, it will be updated indicating that “This was removed by an admin”.
Unfortunately, there is not a release date for the feature to come to beta testers, but this is so surprising. The good news is that WhatsApp is finally updating the process to delete messages, and groups admins will be able to delete any message sent in the group. Thanks to this feature, groups admins will also have more power to moderate WhatsApp groups, in a future update.
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