WhatsApp rolling out "Delete for Everyone" Feature To Android, iOS users

WhatsApp rolling out

The new feature was one of the most requested ones from WhatsApp users and is bound to make their lives easier. The story says that it will be called "Delete for Everyone" and some users have started noticing the changes in the current WhatsApp version when they press the trash symbol.

· If you want to delete for everyone a message that has been quoted, note that WhatsApp doesn't recall the message contained in a quoted message, at the moment.

This applies to text messages, gifs, video, pictures... pretty much anything you can send on WhatsApp, however it must be done within seven minutes of sending the message.

And thanks to WhatsApp's new update, you'll soon be able delete that embarrassing message you sent after a pint too many. WABetainfo now reports that the new feature, named "Delete for Everyone", has begun taking off to a few clients on Android, iPhone, and Windows Phone applications.

There is another potential drawback in that there is limited window of opportunity during which you can delete message - seven minutes. Once the message is deleted it is replaced by "This message was deleted" in the recipient chat.

There's also no built-in mechanism to notify you if deleting for everyone failed for any reason.

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The feature is now rolling out, so it's possible that you won't be able to use it right away.

This latest update offers you two options - delete messages for everyone or just for yourself.

That said, this feature is rolling out slowly to all the users. This fake message does not show up on the notification nor is it shown on the chat history. Also, if the sent message has been opened or read by the receiver, deleting it will only affect their ability to screenshot the message or look for it later. The second option, Delete for Me, is just exactly what it is; it deletes the message only from your phone.

You may receive the activation of the feature at any time, but you should consider that the rolling out of the Delete for Everyone feature is very slow. It might be a while before the public version of WhatsApp incorporates this feature.

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