WhatsApp is working on extending the time limit for deleting messages to more than seven days
According to reports, WhatsApp is working on extending the time limit until you can delete messages for everyone in a chat. Currently, WhatsApp allows you to delete all of your messages in 1 hour, 8 minutes, and 16 seconds. This limit, however, is expected to be significantly increased in a future update. WhatsApp is currently working on increasing the limit, but it is not yet available to beta testers. While WhatsApp had previously stated that it would remove any limitations on message deletion, those plans appear to have changed.
According to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp Desktop beta 2.2147.4 has received a new update to the message deletion feature. According to the most recent beta update, WhatsApp is planning to change the message deletion time limit from 1 hour, 8 minutes, 16 seconds to 7 days and 8 minutes. WABetaInfo also shared a screenshot demonstrating how the message deletion options appear for messages that are at least one day old.
As previously stated, WhatsApp was rumored to be planning to remove any restrictions on deleting messages. However, they now intend to change the current time limit at a later date, which is currently set at 7 days and 8 minutes. According to the tracker, this feature is still in development, and WhatsApp may change its mind about this option before the official release or a new announcement on their social media accounts.
This feature will not be available to users even on the latest WhatsApp Desktop beta 2.2147.4 because it is still in development. According to reports, WhatsApp is also working on a feature that will speed up the playback of audio messages. This works in the same way that voice notes can be sped up to 1.5x or 2x while being played back. An audio message is essentially a forwarded voice note or any other audio that was not recorded by the sender at the time of transmission. While the feature has only been seen in testing on iOS devices, it is expected to arrive on Android devices soon.