WhatsApp is rolling out a new update for the desktop client through the official beta channel, bringing the version up to 2.2147.4.
What’s new in this update? Discover the details below!
|Name of the feature?||New Delete Message for Everyone|
|Availability?||WhatsApp is planning to extend the limit for message deletion at a later date.|
|I’ve installed this update but I don’t see this feature, why?||Seen that this feature is under development, it’s not available for beta testers right now, but you can discover a preview in this article.|
|Previous news?||WhatsApp to develop playback speeds for audio messages|
As you know, you can delete messages for everyone within 1 hour, 8 minutes, 16 seconds.
If you follow us, you surely know that we have recently announced that WhatsApp was working on some changes for the time limit in the article about WhatsApp beta for Android 188.8.131.52. In particular, we’ve explained that WhatsApp was planning to allow message deletion for everyone without restrictions: it means that you could also delete very old messages in a future update!
We’ve also explained that this feature was under development and, like all other features under development, plans may always change before the official release of the new update, but the new WhatsApp Desktop beta offers new hidden details today:
As you can see in this screenshot, there aren’t messages in this conversation sent today, so the alert to delete the message for everyone refers to a message sent at least the day before: so you can understand it will be possible to delete messages for everyone older than 1 hour, 8 minutes, 16 seconds at a later date. In particular, we can confirm that WhatsApp is now planning to change the time limit to 7 days and 8 minutes in a future update!
You can understand that their plans are now changed: they planned to remove any restriction to delete messages, but they are now planning to modify the current time limit at a later date.
Note that the feature is still under development, so their plans about this option may change again and again before the official release or a new announcement from their social accounts, but we’re always following the changes and we will inform you when there is news.
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