The facebook-owned messaging app has been Whatsapp update its feature ‘Delete for everyone’.
With this, the existing “Delete for Everyone” feature will be improved which allows the user to delete the messages in any discussion. In the beginning when this feature which was introduced last year, the time is given to delete the messages was 7 minutes which was increased to 1 hour 8 minutes and 16 seconds. But now with the new update on WhatsApp, if the receiver doesn‘t get the take back request within 13 hours 8 minute and 16 seconds, then the message cannot be deleted at all. In simpler terms, if someone wants to delete a message in a conversation, the message will not be deleted even after you have tapped on ‘Delete for Everyone‘, if the receiver doesn‘t receive the delete request in the above talked about time.
There are many events where the receiver might not get these requests in the given amount of time. These events can be: If the user‘s phone is switched off or out of coverage, due to this WhatsApp will not be connected to the server and so, take back request/ delete request cannot be received.
Soon this feature will be available as an update on the app and it is still unclear if the users will be able to switch back to the old feature or can turn off the new one.
To get this feature you need to update ur WhatsApp to the latest update: To update go to play store