WHATSAPP’s delete feature is a savior when they send you something immediately regret.
Not only can it save you from embarrassment, it can also be great for handling massive misspellings.
But annoyingly, it doesn’t always work the way you want it to.
How can I “unsend” a WhatsApp message?
All you have to do to delete a message is press and hold on the unwanted message and a menu will appear. Within the grace period, simply select “Delete for everyone” and the message will be permanently deleted.
While the person you sent it to won’t be able to see the message, it will show up in the “This message has been deleted” conversation.
Why can’t I delete a WhatsApp message for everyone in the chat?
There are a few factors that can prevent the Delete for Everyone feature from working, but you need to be aware of them.
First, you and the recipient must be using one of the latest versions of WhatsApp.
WhatsApp explains further his website that “You only have about an hour after sending a message to request deletion for everyone.”
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After this grace period, the “Delete for everyone” option will no longer appear and you can only click “Delete for me”.
Also keep in mind that you can only delete messages you’ve sent and someone could see a message or take a screenshot before you’ve deleted it.
WhatsApp also says, “Recipients using WhatsApp for iOS may still have media you sent saved in their photos, even after the message has been deleted from the WhatsApp chat.”
You won’t be notified if your message hasn’t been deleted for everyone, so it’s probably best not to over-rely on the feature and double-check a message before sending it.
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