How to Delete a WhatsApp Message After the Time Limit

How to delete messages Open WhatsApp and go to the chat containing the message you want to delete. Tap and hold the message. Optionally, select more messages to delete multiple messages at once. Tap Delete >, Delete for Everyone.

Have you ever sent a message in anger or by mistake that you later regretted? WhatsApp offers a feature where you can delete a message within a certain time frame, but what if you want to delete a message after that time limit? In this post, we’ll explain a trick that allows you to delete a WhatsApp message even after the time limit.

Firstly, it’s worth noting that WhatsApp has increased the time limit for deleting messages to 1 hour 8 minutes and 16 seconds. However, if you want to delete a message after that time, follow the steps below.

The trick involves manipulating the date and time settings on your phone. Start by turning off your Wi-Fi or data and clearing WhatsApp from your RAM. Then, go to your phone settings and find the date and time settings. Disable the automatic date and time and automatic time zone options. Set the time just a little bit after the message was sent, for example, if you sent the message at 8:20 pm, set the time to 8:22 pm.

Now, go back to your WhatsApp account and select the message you want to delete. You should now see the “delete for everyone” option. Delete the message and turn on your Wi-Fi or data. The message won’t be deleted yet, so click on the “delete for everyone” option again. Now, turn on your mobile data, and the message will be deleted successfully.

Remember to go back to your phone’s settings and reset the date and time to the correct values. Enabling the automatic date and time and time zone options will show the original time on your phone.

Although this trick may seem complicated, it’s an effective way to delete a WhatsApp message after the time limit. Give it a try and let us know in the comments if you encountered any issues.


Can you Delete a WhatsApp message after it's sent?
To successfully delete a message you sent to someone on WhatsApp, you must decide to do so within the first two days. You can't delete it after that, WhatsApp explained on Twitter.
Why won't WhatsApp let me Delete for everyone?
Time Limit for Deleting WhatsApp Messages You can unsend messages within an hour of sending them only. After that, you will not see the Delete for everyone option. So, if it's missing when you press the delete icon, you might be trying to delete it after an hour of sending a message.
How to delete messages on WhatsApp without the other person knowing?
Use Airplane Mode This method is a workaround to delete an incoming WhatsApp message without opening it or the other person knowing. We will be using Airplane mode to disable WhatsApp's chat access to the internet for the time being until we delete the message.