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WhatsApp extends “Delete Message for Everyone” duration feature to over 1 hour

In the beginning, nobody was able to delete the message they sent on WhatsApp for everyone but only for themselves. WhatsApp then added a “Delete for Everyone” feature for 7 minutes, many complained that the time duration was too short.

WhatsApp later heard the voice of their users by extending the time duration from 7 minutes (420 secs) to 68 minutes and 16 seconds or better put, 1 hour, 8 minutes, 16 seconds (4096 secs), in their WhatsApp Beta Version 2.18.69.

The Beta Version 2.18.69 is reported with the ability to forward stickers to other chats. Two more updates have been added to the Beta program, Beta version 2.18.70 fixes the issue with sending GIFs, while the 2.18.71 adds new addition to the voice note sending icon in a chat window.

Users can now record a portion of the voice note and lock it, in case users accidentally lets go of the recording button. Tap the Mic icon in the chat for 0.5 secs and you will be notified with new UI element that the feature has been locked. Additionally, you will be able to view the size of a specific sticker pack before downloading it.

The update is still being tested on Beta Version and will soon roll out officially to everyone.


  1. Ayo ade Ayo ade March 6, 2018

    Just when you think they have reached the maximum,they keep getting better

  2. Harun Khalid Adeiza Harun Khalid Adeiza March 6, 2018

    This is a great news as well! Whatsapp is still growing better and better, i like this feature, but we need them to increase the number of participants in group.

  3. Zayyad Zayyad March 6, 2018

    Bravo whatapp, this is cool, I like this features, I think this feature is in the latest version right because I have not update my whatapp

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