WhatsApp has turns on unsend feature to let you delete Insultive & Abusive messages
These is to inform Whatsapp users that they have finally added the ability to delete those embarrassing and Insultive messages you sent by mistake before your contact has had a chance to read them. The best part is that the feature will be available for Android, iOS and Windows Phone users.
Users can follow these steps to check whether ‘Delete for everyone’ has landed on their phone:
Go to WhatsApp and open any chat thread with a message you wish to recall.
Tap and hold on the message in question. The extended options should show up at the top of your screen. Please note that you can optionally select more than one messages to delete multiple texts at the same time.
Once you’ve settled on the messages you want gone, tap the Delete (thrash bin icon) and select the ‘Delete for everyone’ option.
Assuming everything goes smoothly, deleted messages will disappear from both the chat threads as well as the notification center.
There are a few things you should be mindful of when using the feature though. For one,
WhatsApp warns that you can only recall texts up to seven minutes after sending them. Once that limit has passed, there is no way to purge the content of a text.
Another caveat is that, in order to successfully wipe messages, both the sender and the recipient must be using the latest version of WhatsApp and have ‘Delete for everyone’ enabled.
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The Facebook subsidiary warns that recipients might see messages that were recalled, but did not successfully delete. More worryingly, WhatsApp won’t notify senders in case the deletion request has failed. So you will have to keep an eye out yourself.
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