WhatsApp Extends Duration to Delete Messages For Everyone Until 68 Minutes

Back in October, WhatsApp has rolled out its Delete For Everyone feature for Android Users. The WhatsApp’s Delete for Everyone feature allows users to recall their message within 7 minutes. Now, WhatsApp is going to extend its duration for Deleting messages from users side. Earlier users can delete the messages within 7 minutes and after an update, a user can delete the message even after 68 minutes.


According to WABetaInfo, the feature is currently available for Android beta users. WhatsApp will update this feature on beta version 2.18.69. With this new beta update, WhatsApp has not only extended the duration for recalling messages but also comes with the ability to forward stickers.

WhatsApp said in the blog post, “You can now delete messages for everyone sent within 4096 seconds, that is 68 minutes and 16 seconds.”

Also, the company will allow users to forward stickers once the WhatsApp Stickers feature goes official for all Android users. The company has made some changes to its Sticker icon. As per WABetaInfo report, it highlights that the GIF section is currently broken which means WhatsApp will crash while sending a GIF. One can avoid this issue and send GIF from WhatsApp Web.

Additionally, WhatsApp has released two more updates to their beta program which bears the version number 2.18.70 and 2.18.7. In this update, WhatsApp has added the Locked Recording feature. A user can notice the addition of voice note sending icon in its chat window.

This Locked recording feature will allow users to record the voice note and make sure it gets save in case if the user accidentally goes out of the recording button. For using this feature, a user has to tap the mic icon in the chat and after 0.5 seconds. WhatsApp will show a new UI which include a locked microphone button. Do try this new feature which is available for beta users. Let us know your feedback in our comment section below.