WhatsApp’s time limit ‘Delete for Everyone’ feature, the most recent WhatsApp beta (v2.18.69) for Android now gives users up to 4,096 seconds (68 minutes and 16 seconds) to delete a message for everyone in a chat which currently released for the Beta testing for Android users only.
Currently, in stable builds, the window a user has to delete a message for everyone is 420 seconds (or 7 minutes). Depending on how well it’s received, this extension can be expected to make its way to the stable build soon. It is also reportedly making its way to the iPhone and Windows app soon.
The change was first spotted by WABetaInfo, the WhatsApp update tracking site. The site notes that v2.18.68 WhatsApp beta version for Android includes an update to the Stickers feature that disabled by default – a slight modification of its icon. Since the news was reported on Friday, WhatsApp has released two more beta versions for Android (v2.18.70 and v.2.18.71), and WABetaInfo has spotted new disabled-by-default features like Locked Recording (locking the voice message record button into place when recording), and sticker pack size display.
These beta builds of WhatsApp bring new features such as locked recording, which locks the voice message record button into place while recording, and sticker pack display size. These features are currently disabled by default and they will be made available to the general audience with an upcoming update.
WhatsApp was recently spotted testing a feature called ‘Forwarded Message Label’ that clearly identifies whether a message has been forwarded. It is again disabled by default like Stickers pack but shows what the messaging company plans to add in the future versions.