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How to Retract or Delete WhatsApp Messages after the official 7 Minutes

WhatsApp introduced the feature to retract or delete a message after sending a message for 7 minutes but in this article, you’ll be acquainted on how to retract and delete messages even after a week.

Not everytime you will have time to retract messages in 7 minutes time. What if you have don’t have time or you got hook up due to poor network, errors or confidentialities and the retract expired? Don’t worry, we are with you.

No matter how old the message is, you can use this tutorial to retract or delete your WhatsApp messages;

  • Go to the message you wish to delete or retract and check the time. Assuming the time in this tutorial is 8:00am today.
  • Now, now activate “Flight mode” and go to Settings>>Apps>>WhatsApp and “Force Stop” the app”.
  • Now, go to your phone time & date and change the time to some minutes above the time of the WhatsApp message and make sure is not above 7 minutes of the time you sent the message. 
  • Now, use the method to retract WhatsApp messages above 7 minutes time and continually.

Tip: You should turn off automatic time and date before changing the manual date and time.

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  1. harun khalid adeiza harun khalid adeiza January 8, 2018

    wow! A very helpfull tips.. Am gonna try it out to know about it wella. Thanks for the tips.

  2. Haruna Mustorpha Haruna Mustorpha January 8, 2018

    A very helpfull tips ever… Let me save it, cause i will try it right away.. God bless for this lnfo

  3. Sylvester Chidi Sylvester Chidi January 9, 2018

    Great info. Prexblog Admin

    Your tip was really unique and simple to understand…

    ~Sylvester Chidi

  4. Ayo ade Ayo ade January 11, 2018

    Seven minutes is Too small biko

  5. Ismail Hassan Ismail Hassan January 20, 2018

    A special and always helpful tips ever… you are too awesome! This is a great and unique tips, it’s only seen in your website.
    Thanks a lot for the info @admin.

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