WhatsApp is working on a new feature that would remove the time limit for deleting a message from a chat, claims recent media reports. The "delete for everyone" feature, which allows you to delete sent messages, was introduced in 2017.


Initially, it had seven minute delete limit bur in 2018, it was extended to 4,096 seconds, roughly an hour. When you delete a message, it is replaced with the text "This message was deleted."

There's no statement on why the Meta, formerly Facebook,-owned messaging platform imposed a time limit on message deletion in the first place, but things are clearly changing. It also appears that when the update is available, users will be able to delete messages sent up to three months ago.

The updated ‘Delete for Everyone' is still in the works, and the final version may differ from the current version. WhatsApp has yet to officially confirm this development.
WABetaInfo, a well-known tracker, discovered the updated ‘Delete for Everyone' on WhatsApp. It is unclear when WhatsApp will make the feature available to everyone, according to the publication.

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Separately, WABetaInfo reports that WhatsApp Beta for iOS (v2.21.220.15) will get a new video playback interface that will allow users to pause, play in fullscreen, or close the picture-in-picture window. This functionality is reportedly being received by some iOS beta testers on version 2.21.220.15 of the app.

The Facebook (META)-owned company is also set to roll out a cashback scheme to gain more takers for its payment service in India. It is said to launch a cashback feature for the users who often use Payments online.

The cashback feature will be rolling out the feature for only certain beta testers only and not all the users who are using payments will get cashback, reported Tracker WABetaInfo.

It is yet not clear when this feature will be mainly rolled out for all the users on WhatsApp. WhatsApp will pay its users Rs 51 cashback for generating payments through the messaging app.


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