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    WhatsApp might soon let users delete three-month-old sent messages

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    Last updated: November 2nd, 2021 at 16:06 UTC+01:00

    If you're a Galaxy smartphone user, you're probably using WhatsApp, and if you do, then you've probably already been in a situation where you had to delete a sent message. You may have found out the hard way that the ability to delete sent messages has a limitation. Namely, it doesn't allow for messages that are older than one hour to be removed. Only fresh ones. However, according to recent findings, it looks like WhatsApp is now working on lifting that limitation.

    When the ‘delete sent messages' feature got introduced to WhatsApp, it was only available for messages that weren't older than 7 minutes. That limit was eventually pushed back to 1 hour and 8 minutes, and WhatsApp is now apparently working on extending that time window to up to 3 months.

    The feature was discovered by Wabetainfo in an unreleased WhatsApp build, so there's no guarantee that it will be released through a future update. Even if the time limit will be extended, as yet, there's no guarantee that it will be extended by three months. What's certain is that Facebook has been working on improving the existing system in WhatsApp, and some changes could be coming to the live app soon.

    As a reminder, Facebook was also showing signs that it's working on a new Community feature for WhatsApp not long ago, though it has yet to be released publicly.

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