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WhatsApp may soon extend its 'delete for everyone' time limit to over 2 days

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WABetaInfo, a beta tracker of WhatsApp has revealed that the Meta-owned platform is working to introduce a feature that would extend the "delete for everyone" time limit to more than two days from the current time limit of a little more than one hour.

According to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp beta version 2.22.410 for Android can extend the time limit for the "delete for everyone" feature to two days and 12 hours.

The extension would be a relief to a lot of users who wants to delete their wrongly sent messages within a longer time frame.

Once deleted using the feature, the message will be replaced with a notification saying, "This message was deleted."

This is notably not the first time WhatsApp is reported to have an extension for the 'Delete for Everyone' feature in the works. In November last year, the instant messaging app was reportedly planning to extend its time limit to more than seven days.

WABetaInfo reports that the extension for more than seven days seems unfair as most people would not want to delete a message that they sent over a week before. However, it is currently not clear whether WhatsApp will make the new time limit final or bring some alterations when making it public.

WhatsApp introduced the existing over one-hour time limit in 2018. The feature to delete messages for everyone in the chat originally had a time limit of seven minutes.

The update is not yet visible even to beta testers. Similarly, the exact timeline on when it would arrive is not yet available.

In addition to the time limit extension, WABetaInfo has spotted an introduction screen for WhatsApp Communities in WhatsApp for Android beta version 2.22.4.9. The screen would essentially inform users about how the new offering will work.

As seen from a screenshot of the introduction screen shared by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp Communities would allow group admins to add groups that they manage to one place for quick access. The Community section will also help group admins simultaneously send new announcements to all members of their groups.

WhatsApp has not yet provided any details on when exactly Communities will be available to end users. The beta version in question also doesn't give any public references about the update.

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