Two and a half days to make the messages disappear
With the recent change made to the stable app, WhatsApp multiplies by more than 52 the time available to delete any message from the chats both individually and in groups. This gives a margin of more than two days, enough time to discover any possible errors even for those who do not actively use WhatsApp.
Although the time available to delete messages has changed, the deletion notice remains unchanged. That is, anyone can delete a communication “for everyone” during the 60 hours after it is sent, but it will always leave the “you deleted this message“.
💭 Rethinking your message? Now you’ll have a little over 2 days to delete your messages from your chats after you hit send.
— WhatsApp (@WhatsApp) August 8, 2022
Extending the time to give anyone the chance to make mistakes or repent is always good news, although it would also be nice if WhatsApp introduced a measure that would not lead to deletion, such as editing messages. While we wait for it to be comparable to platforms like Telegram, anyone who uses WhatsApp, both in its stable application and in beta, already has the 60-hour margin that enables the deletion of any message for everyone.