WhatsApp officially rolls out deleting messages for everyone

Pablo Tucker
October 31, 2017

Part of this is to avoid certain abuses done by hackers to victimize users all over the world.

WhatsApp is adding the ability to delete and revoke messages after you've sent them, following a test of the feature for most of 2017. This will be applicable for Android, iOS, and Windows Mobile users. Out of these, some messages are sent unknowingly or mistakenly to the users.

"You can only delete messages for everyone for up to seven minutes after sending".


Open WhatsApp and go to the chat containing the message you wish to delete.

Do you think this update is useful or a "way out" for text message trolls? You need to tap the trash option from the dropdown menu appearing on top of the screen.

Many users send messages to wrong user or wrong group or in anger they may send some messages for which they may feel regret at the later stage. If you see the rather iconic two blue ticks on the message you've sent, that means the obvious: the receiver has seen it, and you just have to pray that he or she gets some short-term memory loss if you've sent something below the belt. At the same time, no notification will be sent to your recipient to let them know that there was no deletion that happened.


There are also several disclaimers on the WhatsApp support page about using the feature. It may become a tough competitor for the existing payment platforms in India including Paytm, Mobikwik and others, if WhatsApp is able to roll-out this feature efficiently.

Payment Option Soon For WhatsApp Users?:- WhatsApp is all set to join the long list of bigwig firms on providing a payment option to their users. WhatsApp already has around 200 million active users in India.

The new feature as expected to be called under the name, WhatsApp Pay is reportedly in its final testing phase.


Moreover, a taskforce has been created by the European Union in order to check on the sharing of user data by WhatsApp with its parent company Facebook.

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