The messenger platform introduced the feature back in October of last year and allows someone to delete a message “…for everyone” within 7 minutes of the message being sent.
A new WhatsApp for iOS update (2.18.31) is available on AppStore.
It is a bug fixes update, but it has the new “Delete for everyone” limit, that’s 1 hour, 8 minutes and 16 seconds.
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) March 8, 2018
The feature, dubbed “delete for everyone”, now gives you more than an hour to delete any messages you send on the platform. According to WABetaInfoover on Twitter, WhatsApp has quietly pushed this change alongside bug fixes. You now have exactly 1 hour and 8 minutes and 16 seconds to delete a message after you send it, which is a weirdly specific amount of time for WhatsApp to choose.