Inintroduced for the first time the option that allowed to eliminate already sent messages, hiding them like this for the receiver. Initially, the time limit, of only 7 minutes, was ridiculous for most users of the platform, who soon transferred their complaints to the company. This, only a few months later, responded by extending the time limit to 1 hour, 8 minutes and 16 minutes since the message is sent.
Now, the most used messaging application in the world has once again modified the message revocation limits, although this time the modified limit refers to the request to delete the message , and not at the time of elimination of this.
Although it may seem confusing, the truth is that it is simpler than it seems. Until now, users of WhatsApp could delete a message sent during the 68 minutes and 16 seconds after the shipment, and this would be eliminated if the recipient received the request for elimination within 24 hours. In case of exceeding this limit, the message would not be canceled.
News about the max revoke limit.
1 hour, 8 minutes and 16 seconds available to delete a message for everyone (like before).
1 day to receive the revoke request (OLD) -> 1 day, 1 hour, 8 minutes and 16 seconds to receive the revoke request (NEW)
More explanations in the image.
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In contrast, from now on, the limit at which the sender can delete his message is maintained in 1 hour, 8 minutes and 16 seconds, but the time limit for the reception of the request by the receiver is increased up to 1 day, 1 hour, 8 minutes and 16 seconds .
As reported by WABetaInfo , this change already seems to be active in the versions of WhatsApp intended for iOS and Android On the other hand, the same medium has ensured that in not too long, the messaging app.