WhatsApp delete for everyone feature: 7 things you need to know

Deleting messages for everyone allows you to delete specific messages you have sent to either a group or an individual chat.

By Zee Media Bureau | Updated: Nov 01, 2017, 18:25 PM IST
WhatsApp delete for everyone feature: 7 things you need to know

New Delhi: Ever regretted sending a WhatsApp message to someone and wished you could delete it?

The popular Internet-based messaging service is now making that possible with its latest update.

Deleting messages for everyone allows you to delete specific messages you have sent to either a group or an individual chat.

Here are 7 things that you need to know about the WhatsApp delete for everyone feature.

  • You can only delete messages for everyone for up to seven minutes after sending. Once seven minutes have passed, there is no way to delete messages for everyone.
  • In order for messages to be successfully deleted for everyone, both you and your recipient must be using the latest version of WhatsApp for Android, iPhone or Windows Phone.
  • If you or your recipient are not using the latest version of WhatsApp for Android, iPhone or Windows Phone, this feature will not be supported.
  • Recipients may see your message before it's deleted or if deletion was not successful.
  • You will not be notified if deleting for everyone was not successful.
  • Messages you successfully delete for everyone will be replaced with "This message was deleted" in your recipients' chats
  • Similarly, if you see "This message was deleted" in a chat, it means that the sender deleted their message for everyone.