WhatsApp is reportedly working on extending the time limit for the ‘Delete for Everyone’ option for two days and 12 hours from the existing one hour, eight minutes, and 16 seconds’ time. The extension of the feature will help users delete unwanted messages sent to recipients within a longer time frame.
According to a report by WABetaInfo, a service that tracks upcoming features on the encrypted messaging platform, the WhatsApp for Android beta version 2.22.410 has carried references to suggest an extension of the ‘Delete for Everyone’ option’s time limit to two days and 12 hours.
The feature will work the same as before and once the message is deleted, it will be replaced with a notification saying, “This message was deleted.” to both the sender and the recipient. However, this is not the first time WhatsApp is reported to have been working to extend the ‘Delete for Everyone’ feature.
It is pertinent to mention that WhatsApp introduced the existing limit of one hour, eight minutes, and 16 seconds back in 2018 instead of the original limit of seven minutes. However, the current extension in the time limit for the feature is not yet visible to beta testers eithers and there is no exact timeline as to when it will arrive for users.
It was also recently reported that WhatsApp chat backups on Google Drive may be limited to a fixed storage space for Android devices. It bears mentioning that WhatsApp users on iPhone already have limited storage for chat backups on iCloud, however, this is not the case with Android users, who are provided unlimited storage for their WhatsApp chats.