WhatsApp beta for Android rolled out with extended ‘Delete for Everyone’ duration and other features

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WhatsApp has rolled out new update through WhatsApp Beta for Android. The beta update has extended the ‘Delete For Everyone’ feature duration from 7 minutes to within 4096 seconds (68 minutes and 16 seconds). The update is only available for WhatsApp Beta Android users it will be followed by iOS soon. Along with this WhatsApp has also rolled out updates that brings fixes to GIF crash as well as voice note sending icon in a chat window.

Certain polls had revealed that the message recalling option is one of the most requested feature by the users. If, you haven’t used it yet you can check How to recall messages on WhatsApp? But, the provided feature of WhatsApp Delete for Everyone had time limit of only 7 minutes after sending the message. And, now the new extended ‘Delete For Everyone’ time of 1 hour 8 minutes and 16 seconds will provide the broader window to delete the message for sender in case receiver has not read it yet.

This feature works with all kinds of messages such as the text, images, GIF files, status replies, contacts, voice messages, videos, quoted message and much more. However, the recalling feature of messages is already available on other messaging apps such as the Viber and Telegram.

WhatsApp had added the possibility to forward stickers to other chats in the 2.18.67 beta. With the latest update they have modified some emoji icons. But, since the Stickers feature is currently under development may not be available yet. However, it will be enabled in next updates if you don’t see it updating to this version.

You can directly update the WhatsApp directly from Play Store in case you are a beta tester. But, if you are not a beta you can also manually download the APK and side-load it.

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