WhatsApp 'Delete for Everyone' feature is here

by Technology | 27-10-2017 | 539 views

From today, Whatsapp is slowly rolling out the Delete for Everyone feature for iOS, Android and Windows Phone users. The feature allows you to delete messages in private chats or group conversations. The caveat here is that both the sender and receiver need to be on the latest Whatsapp version.

The delete for Everyone feature is also being rolled out gradually and you may not immediately get the prompt for the update. The feature applies to text messages, images, videos, GIFs, Voice messages, contact cards, files, locations, quoted messages, status replies, and stickers (a new feature expected to be rolled out soon)

When you delete the unintended message, WhatsApp sends a fake copy of the message to the recipient. When the recipient receives that copy, their device won’t show the notification, nor will it save it in his chat history, but it will check if there is the ID of the message in WhatsApp’s database, locate it, and correctly revoke it.

 

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