What you need to know
- WhatsApp will notify you when you delete a message[自分用に削除]Expand “accidental deletion” to undo options.
- This feature allows you to restore accidentally deleted messages within 5 seconds before they disappear completely.
- Deleting messages in WhatsApp, which was first released in 2017, was done on a 7-minute timer that was previously extended to 60 hours.
Sending a text message leaves your thumb flying, so WhatsApp has released a new feature for when you’re in a bit of a rush.
Head of Whatsapp Will Cathcart murmured Rollout of new “accidental deletion” feature for popular messaging app (via Android Police). This new feature undoes WhatsApp’s Delete for Me option, which deletes messages from your personal view.
Just in case you intended to delete it for everyone but accidentally deleted it just for yourself.[自分のために削除]Added option to undo. pic.twitter.com/Ec0RCJKWioDecember 19, 2022
Cathcart explains that this feature should help if you intended to delete multiple messages in another person or group, but accidentally deleted them only from your view.
When you select a message to delete in the app,[自分用に削除]or[全員用に削除]options are displayed.Accidentally[自分で削除]If you select , a popup will appear from the input space, allowing you to restore the message before deleting it properly. Android Police discovered that this option lingers for his 5 seconds, so you’ll need to act quickly if you want to undo your mistake.
WhatsApp started allowing users to delete messages from their view or everyone’s app in 2017. When the feature was first rolled out, users faced a 7-minute timer for deleting messages, but earlier this year it increased to 60 hours. If enough people are dissatisfied in the current short timeframe, they could get the same treatment.
Also in August 2022, WhatsApp began testing the ability for group admins to delete messages for everyone in a group chat, before it rolled out later that month.
Deleting messages is a feature that WhatsApp is catching up to, but the platform continues to improve the user experience. The Meta-owned messaging app appears to be in the beta testing stage for the one-time option for messages. However, since this feature already exists for photos and videos, it will be in users’ hands more than a year later.