WhatsApp is a communication king. Giving you the power to send and receive messages to people from all over the world without having to pay a single cent. Since being purchased by Facebook the social tool is making more and more updates to improve the ability in which you converse.
So what is the new feature this week? The ability to delete messages from every recipient you message. Let’s assume you’ve just messaged someone something you immediately regret, or that was full of spelling errors, well this new feature being rolled out will certainly fix that.
The way it works is simple. Update the app to the latest version and then send a message to someone. From there, simply long press on the message and press the delete icon at the top of your screen. You should get a prompt for a couple of options: Delete for me, Cancel and Delete for Everyone. It’s worth noting that you only get a 7 minute window to do this.
Outside of the first 7 minutes, you’ll lose the option to delete it from everyone. If you do happen to delete it within those first 7 minutes then you’ll both see a message in its place informing you that the message has been deleted.
Obviously this can’t help you if someone reads your message within the first 7 minutes and then you delete it; the damage is already done. Although you can still delete the evidence, you can’t undo the process of someone reading it.