Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Industry | By Dora Warner

WhatsApp time limit for deleting messages increases to over an hour

WhatsApp time limit for deleting messages increases to over an hour

According to WhatsApp-focused WABetaInfo, WhatsApp recently rolled out app updates that increase the message recall time limit from just 8 minutes and 32 seconds to more than an hour.

Nevertheless, having a grace period of one hour can prove beneficial especially to those who want to erase past messages that may be misconstrued or incriminating. It has also been pointed out that if someone replies to a message in a group, and the same is later deleted for everyone, the message continues to show on the group. No explanation has been offered for the very specific time limit as well, though it has been pointed out by many on Twitter that the time limit is equal to 2^12 which would explain this value.

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WhatsApp doesn't have a secret conversations option like rivals where it creates a temporary conversation that isn't stored on sender or recipient devices. Maybe it won't be long before we see WhatsApp adopt the vanishing messages feature we see in other apps like Snapchat?

The feature was first noticed on version 2.18.31 of the iOS app, but presumably will be rolling out to Android in the coming days.

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Vanishing conversations are all the rage these days, and it's one feature that WhatsApp notably lacks.

Especially in a large group conversation, you may not have time to delete a post before it is seen by one or more people. Originally launched as a feature that gave you seven minutes to rectify your mistake, the messaging company has now expanded the feature to allow you to delete messages up to an hour later.

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