Time limit extended to delete messages : WhatsApp Disappearing Messages latest update

WhatsApp new feature allows users to set a times for all meassages. as per the report from WABetaInfo, the update will be officially released for some beta users. WABetaInfo website that tracks all the latest updates on WhatsApp, which helps users to understand about the latest changes.

The Meta-owned messaging app has planned to update the time limit to delete messages for all users. The time limit on WhatsApp can be set to 24 hours, 7 days, or 90 days. This feature can be used by the user in personal chats as well as group chats.

WABetaInfo mentions, "The previous limit was 1 hour, 8 minutes, and 16 seconds. We just tried to delete a message sent yesterday and it worked! We can also confirm that the new time limit is really 2 days and 12 hours, the same one that was planned during the development of the feature." The new feature will be rolled out in the coming weeks to few more beta users.

The app is also working on the ability to allow a group admin to delete any message in groups. The feature is expected to be available soon. However, the date of this feature is still yet to be announced.

When you enable disappearing messages, you can set messages to disappear 24 hours, 7 days, or 90 days after the time they are sent. The most recent selection only controls new messages in the chat. This setting won’t affect messages you previously sent or received in the chat. In an individual chat, either user can turn disappearing messages on or off. In a group chat, any group participants can turn disappearing messages on or off. 

However, a group admin can change group settings to allow only admins to turn disappearing messages on or off.

- If a user doesn’t open WhatsApp in the 24 hour, 7 day, or 90 day period, the message will disappear from the chat. However, the preview of the message might still be displayed in notifications until WhatsApp is opened.

- When you reply to a message, the initial message is quoted. If you reply to a disappearing message, the quoted text might remain in the chat after the duration you select.

- If a disappearing message is forwarded to a chat with disappearing messages off, the message won’t disappear in the forwarded chat.

- If a user creates a backup before a message disappears, the disappearing message will be included in the backup. Disappearing messages will be deleted when a user restores from a backup.