How to Delete WhatsApp Message for Everyone

Author: Rahul | Guide: WhatsApp |

You can delete WhatsApp message for everyone from your device itself. When you do this, the receiver or receivers will not be able to read what you sent them. Now, you must be thinking why delete messages for everyone?

  • Sometimes, it so happens that you send a message in a hurry. Due to this, the message might contain typing errors or wrong information.
  • When you add delete contacts on Whatsapp, you might have made some mistakes. So, the message can have gone to the wrong person.
  • It can even happen that you change your mind about the response you have given to the receiver. In this case, you should delete WhatsApp message for everyone.

You must remember that you can delete message for everyone only until it is not read by the receiver. Once it is read, that is once you see the two blue ticks, you cannot delete it as they have already opened the message. There is no utility in deleting the message for everyone after that. So make sure you delete it before the receiver sees if you do not want them to read it. Let's get into the steps of how to do it.

Delete WhatsApp Message for Everyone: 5 Steps

Step 1- Open WhatsApp: When you access the application of WhatsApp, you need to remember or check which message you have sent wrongly and want to delete. So, open the application on your device and get going.

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Step-2 Open Chat: Now, if you do not exactly know to which chat you have sent the incorrect message, scroll through your chats.

  • Open the recent chats one by one and see from which one you need to delete the message for everyone.
  • Once you locate the chat, see that the message is not yet read by the receiver.
  • If there is only one grey tick or two grey ticks, there is a chance to delete WhatsApp message for everyone.
  • So, go further with the next step.

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Step-3 Long Press: Once you locate the chat and the message, long press on the message. By long pressing, you select the message, and it turns blue.

  • If there is more than one message, select them all together.
  • Once you do all the selection process, you can go ahead.

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Step-4 Tap on Delete Icon: By selecting the messages, some icons appear at the top of the WhatsApp screen. In that, you need to choose the dustbin-shaped icon. This icon stands for delete.

  • So, click on that icon to delete WhatsApp message for everyone.

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Step-5 Delete for Everyone: On choosing the delete icon, a dialogue box appears at the center of the screen. When the message is not yet read by the receiver, it has three options.

  • One is to delete for me, the other is cancel and the last one is to delete for everyone.
  • Choose the option of delete for everyone carefully.
  • If you choose the delete for me option, the message will delete only from your device. The receiver will be able to read it and you wouldn't even know if they read it or not.
  • So, make sure you select the option of 'Delete for Everyone.'

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Thus, like this, you can delete WhatsApp message for everyone. It depends on whether the other person has read the message or not. However, it may happen that the receiver has used the feature to disable blue ticks on Whatsapp. In such a scenario, it is tough t know whether the person has read the message or not. You can try these steps in such a situation also. If they haven't opened it, the option of 'delete for everyone' will surely cone. So, see how the feature helps you out and use it wisely.

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