It can be embarrassing if you send a message to someone on WhatsApp that you regret later, and WhatsApp it.
This is why they introduced the Delete for everyone feature. With the feature, users were able to delete the messages they’d already sent under the 7-minute window.
If you’ve spent more than 7 minutes sending the message, the feature can’t help you, because it won’t be there. You have now 2 days to request to Delete the message.
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It has saved me from so many bad situations when I commit to something in a flow, but then delete the message and replace it with another one, a diversion message to avoid that awkward moment.
It makes people think the deleted message might be a typo or something similar to the one they’re reading but a better rephrased one.
What happens when you delete a message that has a single tick ✅?
Let’s just understand what different ticks mean, if you already know, you can skip this part.
Single tick ✅ means, the message you sent, has gone to the WhatsApp server, and has been saved there,
Double tick ✅ ✅ means, the recipient’s Whatsapp has internet access and the message has been delivered.
Blue double tick ✅ ✅ means, the recipient was online on WhatsApp and they’ve read the message.
You have the feature to delete the message in all of the three stages as long as it’s under 7 minutes.
And in all cases, the message will be deleted, and “Deleted for everyone” will be shown like in the screenshot. The recipient will know a message has been deleted.
Some people are confused as to whether this will be displayed if it’s just a single tick ✅ since it’s not been delivered yet.
But the message is already on the servers, it just has to be delivered to the recipient’s phone.
So, it appears to let them know a message was se deletent but it got deleted.
How to Delete. A WhatsApp Message
If it is not clear already here is how you can delete our message after sending it. Long press on the message you want to delete, you will get these options in the popup, tap on delete.
On the next screen tap on delete icon again and select Delete for everyone. And the message will be deleted.
How to Delete Multiple Messages?
If you want to delete multiple messages you can select other messages after selecting one message. After selecting multiple messages, tap on Delete icon. And after that, tap on Delete for Everyone.
What happens if you block the person temporarily?
The outcome would be the same, doesn’t matter if you block or not. Once the message is on the WhatsApp servers, it goes there.