Don’t even talk about how many drunk or accidental texts both you and I, we have sent.

 

It’s a pain in the ass. 

 

Filling you up with remorse and regret whether it’d be the next minute or the next morning when you realized you just send a pic of you in a Halloween costume to your ex.

 

But not anymore. Well at least now there’s less of a chance of it having to happen again.

 

WhatsApp just released a new feature that can delete and unsend any accidentally sent messages.

 

I’ll show you how you can delete/unsend a message on WhatsApp in just a few seconds.

 

 

 

 

What you need to know.

 

1.  Before you jump into trying to send a message just to see how it works, it is important that you know that WhatsApp currently only gives you a 7 minutes to Delete Messages regardless of whether they were read or not.

 

So any texts that you’ve sent that are past that 7-minute window, cannot be erased.

 

 

2.  Both you and the person that you have texted have to be on the latest version of WhatsApp in order for you to be able to delete Sent messages. 

 

That’s it. Now let’s get this over with.

 

 

 

 

How to Unsend a Message on WhatsApp: 4 Steps

 

 

If you’re on iOS 

 

Step 1:  To remove a sent message on, all you have to do is just long press on that message that you’ve sent.

 

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Step 2:  Now You will see a few options that pop up. Tap on Delete. 

 

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Step 3:  Done? Great! Now you will see a blue tick next to your message. All you have to do is just tap on that little trash can button to your bottom left hand corner. 

 

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Step 4:  Now just tap on Delete for Everyone and it will delete the message for good and your contact won’t get the message.  

 

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Step 5:  Finally, you will see a message that pops up saying this will only work if your contact has the latest version of WhatsApp installed. Just tap on OK.

 

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Voila!

 

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If you’re on Android

 

Step 1:  Go ahead and long press on your message that you want to delete. 

 

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Step 2:  Now you will see the message highlighted. Do you see your options on the top of your screen? Great! Tap on the little trash can to delete your message.

 

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Step 3:  Next you will see a message that will pop up, all you have to do is just tap on Delete for Everyone. This will erase the message on both ends. 

 

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Step 4:  Finally, you will see a message that pops up saying this will only work if your contact has the latest version of WhatsApp installed. Just tap on OK.

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Voila!

 

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Share this guide with your family and friends or to any of your WhatsApp contacts and help them know that you can delete accidental texts.