Luckily, the latest WhatsApp now has extended the time frame to 1 hour 8 minutes and 16 seconds to delete sent messages. But what do you do delete after that?
Follow the following 6 steps:
1. Take down the time and date of the message you want to delete.
Open your WhatsApp chat and write down the exact date and time of the message you wish to delete.
2. Turn off WIFI or Mobile Data
Make sure to turn off your WiFi and Mobile Data network connection of your device.
3. Force Stop Whatsapp
Go to your device’s settings, find WhatsApp on your app manager and click on the ‘Force Stop’ option.however it is advisable to have a backup for your important chats.
4. Change date and time
Go to the Date and Time setting of your device. Turn off Automatic Date and Time. Now set the date and time of your device such that it is before the time and day of the message you want to delete.
5. Delete the message
Now open your App, click on the message you want to delete. Select the “delete for everyone” option and delete your message.
6. Reset your date and time
Now reset the changes of date and time to its current state. Once you open your app and connect it to the internet, you will notice that the message has been deleted for your receiver as well.
Now here comes the tricky part. Remember you can only delete WhatsApp messages that have not been delivered to the recipient, in simple words — only (one grey tick) messages can be deleted.