Now, we have learned that the company has increased its time limit to 4096 seconds, that is around 1 hour 8 minutes.
In fact, on New Year's Eve, WhatsApp set a new record with 75 billion messages sent on that day alone.
In a bid to improve user-experience in its messenger app, Facebook-owned WhatsApp has brought several new features in the last few months, including delete for everyone option in the group to erase unintended messages in wrong channels, colored background in the status update and more.More news: Over 170 militants killed in Afghanistan over past day
The report states that the chat app has decided on 24 hours as time frame to ensure that the recipient receives the revoke request. Along with this, the report also suggests that if the phone of the user is switched off during the time the Delete for Everyone' request has been sent out and it remains off for next 24 hours, then the request generated will be considered invalid and the message will remain in the app.
The latest version of the WhatsApp beta app can be found in the Store here.
Hitting the Delete symbol and selecting Delete for Everyone will remove the message for good. To delete the message simply tap and hold it.You'll then see the pop-up window with quick links to Reply, Forward, Copy and Delete.More news: Leicester cruise to victory against West Brom
If you are wondering about the curiously specific extended length of the messaging grace period, and you are not a mathematical savant, The Verge points out that one hour, eight minutes, and 16 seconds is 2 seconds.
In the previous blog post by WhatsApp, concerning the 7 minute delete period, it was noted that the functionality relies on everyone you message in a chat / group chat, being up to date.More news: Myanmar militarises Rakhine state after ethnic cleansing of Rohingya