Many WhatsApp users are receiving a ‘Meaning was deleted’ text of their friends. This is just your friend using the new ‘Delete for Everyone’ feature.
To utilize this feature, the app must be up to date. You can look for the latest version from Android’s Play Store or iOS’ App store.
The feature was forced out to the stable-build (v2.17.395) the other day but has finally begun to roll-out to devices in India. The new feature will be able to delete sent information. However, the receiver will still be able to see a note stating, “this message has been deleted” for Android users and “this message has been recalled” for iOS users.
What’s ‘Delete for Everyone’?
Ever stumbled upon a situation where you’ve sent the wrong message to the wrong person? This is where this new feature can help. WhatsApp is just about the go-to application for any communication, whether it is personal or professional. With such blurry lines in between it’s easy to jumble in titles and sometimes send an unacceptable text to a person who was not suppose to receive it.
By using this feature the sender can touch the erroneous subject matter and select the ‘delete for everyone’ feature. This will likely delete the written text on the receiver’s device. However, there are conditions mounted on this. The meaning can only be erased within seven minutes after being sent.
Quoted WhatsApp text messages cannot be erased even within seven minutes. Another major condition will be that the receiver’s WhatsApp program should be up to particular date. The feature won’t function with an older version on either end. WhatsApp on Symbian operating system will also not be capable of getting this new revise. This new feature will reach most devices eventually. However, iOS users might start receiving it earlier than others.
WhatsApp has been oppressively launching new features of their application and is also stepping in the public media world by presenting features like stories. The consistent go up in a smartphone’s computational electric power is enabling applications like WhatsApp to explore other styles of communication.
Though many popular applications offer services like conference video and speech telephone calls much before WhatsApp, the sheer size of the user-base makes the feature an instant hit. The application has 1 billion daily active users and around 1.3 billion monthly active users.