1 hour 8 minutes and 16 seconds: this is the time now allowed by Whatsapp to delete a message!

Since October, it is possible for users to delete a message sent to a recipient. A delay of 7 minutes replaced by 1 hour 8 minutes and 16 seconds from now which allows, in addition to deleting the message, to prevent the receipt of the notification. In short, a nice boost in case of sending a little too hurried!

1 hour 8 minutes and 16 seconds, the time allowed for deletion

This function, nicknamed ” Delete messages for everyone “, allows you to delete a message by pressing and holding it. Note that the recipient (s) – in the case of a group – will still be notified of the disappearance of a message. A small price to pay in case of sending a little rushed! As previously explained, it is 1 hour 8 minutes and 16 seconds that are now tuned, rather broad compared to the previous seven minutes. But then why such a precise data? It’s simple: 1h8m16s gives 4096 seconds – 2 ^ 12 – easier to code for developers, simply! Finally, the recipient of the deleted message must have the latest version of Whatsapp for the deletion to be effective on its side …