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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

WhatsApp launches one of its most demanded features

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If you are a WhatsApp user, here is good news for you. If you wanted to delete a message which you sent by mistake or delete an entire chat which you don’t want anyone to read, it can be done now.

WhatsApp has released one of the most demanded features for its application for iPhone and Android users which now allows them to delete their messages within seven minutes after they originally sent it by following these simple steps.

1. On your WhatsApp application, go to the chat window from which you wish to delete a message.

2. Tap on the message and long hold until you are given the option to delete it. On devices where the menu button still works, you can select the message and press menu button to select multiple messages for deletion. On the iPhone, simply press ‘Select’ and check mark the messages you want to delete.

3. Once the message is selected simply tap the ‘Delete for everyone’ option and your message will have been deleted for anyone who is linked to the chat window.

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However, this feature only works if both the users have installed the latest version of WhatsApp on their cell phones. Once your message is deleted, you will get a notification from the application otherwise it will not have been deleted. Once the message is deleted, everyone linked to the chat window will see the notification ‘This message was deleted’ instead of the full message.

In this age of surveillance and hacking, this application would be very useful. However, one must not rely on these features solely. Make sure to use technology intelligently. Don’t use social media to malign or harass anyone. Acquaint yourself with cyber laws of your country so that you may know what’s illegal. Install firewalls in your cell phones and set passwords to your phones which only you know.