WhatsApp extends time restrict to delete a message to 60 hours – TechCrunch

WhatsApp now lets you delete a message for as much as two days and 12 hours (60 hours in whole), so you possibly can take away an by chance despatched chat even after hours. Beforehand, this restrict was 1 hour, 8 minutes, and 16 seconds — yep, there have been seconds concerned.

The corporate’s tweet about this function simply talked about “little over two days,” however didn’t specify the 12-hour half.

WhatsApp first launched the unsend function again in 2017 with a time restrict of simply seven minutes however later elevated it to at least one hour and eight minutes. Final yr, WABetaInfo famous that the corporate may contemplate introducing a seven-day restrict, however with this new replace, it has chosen a slightly odd timeframe of two and a half days.

As compared, rival chat app Telegram has no restrict on deleting a message, so you possibly can take away a chat years after sending it. Apple is transferring within the different route; after introducing the unsend function for iOS 16 at its Worldwide Developer Convention (WWDC) in June, the corporate lowered the restrict from quarter-hour to 2 minutes within the fourth model of the iOS 16 developer beta final month.

WhatsApp can also be introducing new privateness options to its app together with blocking screenshots for “view-once messages” and the flexibility to depart a gaggle silently.