WhatsApp will now give you 4096 seconds to delete a message for everyone


WhatsApp introduced the Delete for Everyone feature in November 2017. Under this feature, one can delete a sent message within seven minutes of sending it to a group. The app has released a beta update v2.18.69 for Android users and it has extended the window to sixty-eight minutes. Yes, you read it right. You can now delete a message for everyone in a group until sixty-eight minutes.

One can expect the app to release the stable build of this feature soon. WhatsApp might also release the extended time limit for iOS users soon. The source has also noted that the beta v2.18.68 had some other updates including the disabled-by-default Stickers icon. This news came out on Friday and the app has released two other beta versions after that. 

Also read: WhatsApp for iOS getting location, time stickers, group member search feature

WhatsApp sticker icon update

The two versions, v2.18.70 and v2.18.71 have come up with new disabled-by-default features like holding the recording button in place while sending a voice note and sticker pack size display. A new ‘Forwarded message’ feature (v2.18.67) is also undergoing tests and it identifies spam and forwarded texts with great efficiency. This feature can actually help in avoiding the spurious news. The version also included a Stickers feature, however, one can’t use them as of now. 

Seems like WhatsApp is focussing extensively on new features and we’re waiting for them to materialise. Have you received the latest beta update? Let us know in the comments section below. Stay tuned to  Mr. Phone and download our app to get the latest updates from the world of smartphone technology.


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