WhatsApp to increase timeframe for delete message option
WhatsApp is likely to allow users to delete a message within 4096 seconds, this is 68 minutes and 16 seconds to be precise. Last year, the messaging app introduced the Delete for Everyone feature and the user had to delete a sent message within 420 seconds or 7 minutes.
The Facebook-owned messaging app is testing this new update available and will soon roll it out for all users. As of now, the feature is only available for beta users on Android, and is yet to make it to the iOS as well.
The new update was created by the company after a number of users complained that messages were recovered by the recipient from the notification log. The new update is also said to fix the gif section crash and bring in some more Emojis, as per Financial Express report.
According to the report, WhatsApp is also working on new ‘Forwarded message’ that will help the receiver aware of the source of the message if he/she has forwarded the message. The new feature was seen for the very first time on the latest Android beta version, i.e., v2.18.67. This feature may be something similar to Gmail message forwarding, where the recipient gets the details of the sender if a message is forwarded.
WhatsApp is one of the primary messaging tools for millions of smartphone users all over the world and the company keeps on introducing new features for its users.