We see WhatsApp always busy bringing new features. Yesterday, the instant messaging platform announced three new features. Now the company is reportedly working to extend the ‘delete for everyone’ feature. According to another report, the app, now owned by Facebook (now Meta), is rolling out a new video playback interface for iOS devices for videos shared from Instagram, YouTube, and other such platforms. Let’s learn about the two features in detail.
WhatsApp is extending the ‘delete for everyone’ feature
The ‘Delete for Everyone’ feature is very familiar to Rose who chats on WhatsApp. Due to typing mistakes while chatting continuously for a long time, wrong messages are written every day and it is also sent to the other party. As a result, we all use this feature immediately to correct mistakes. As a result of using this feature, the message is deleted from the chat list of the user as well as the recipient. WhatsApp first introduced this feature in 2016, and then it was valid for seven minutes. This means that you have to delete the message within 7 minutes of sending it, but after a few months this time limit is extended to a little more than one hour.
However, according to a recent report by WhatsApp’s feature tracker WABetaInfo, the company is working to extend the ‘Delete for Everyone’ feature indefinitely in Android beta version 188.8.131.52. As a result, the 4,096-second time limit set for this feature in 2016 will now be extended indefinitely, meaning you can delete the wrong message whenever you want. The feature is currently under development, and beta testers will be able to use the feature soon.
WhatApp is bringing a new video playback interface for iOS devices
Another WABetaInfo report states that WhatsApp is bringing a new video playback interface for iOS devices. This will enable users to pause, play the video in fullscreen, or close the picture-in-picture window. It is known that some iOS beta testers have started getting access to the 184.108.40.206 version of the app. It was launched in a beta version for Android devices late last month.