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You now have two days to delete that embarrassing WhatsApp message

You now have two days to delete that embarrassing WhatsApp message

Sent a wildly inappropriate text to your boo, I don't know, your boss? Now you have some extra time to save face and delete it - well, if you're using WhatsApp, at least.

WhatsApp users now have more than two days after sending a message to delete it, instead of just an hour, the company announced today.

To start using the new feature now, open the WhatsApp group or individual chat where you sent the message. Be sure to tap and hold the content you want to get rid of, click "Delete," and then choose "Delete for everyone" or "Delete for me."

Yet before you start the deletion spree, keep in mind that there's a (slight) catch: All recipients must be updated to the latest version of WhatsApp for it to actually work—and you won't actually receive a notification. If the message is not deleted.

Still, it could be a handy new feature that could help WhatsApp gain a slight advantage over Apple's iMessage instant messaging service. Apple, after all, still doesn't offer this capability and will only probably be this fall whenever its new iPhone, iPad, and Mac operating systems are released.

For now, though, iOS 16 beta gives users just two minutes to pull the plug — and only so long as recipients have downloaded the beta version as well. Let's face it, it's not something you can rely on.

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