Can You Unsend Messages on WhatsApp?

by Khadija Anwar
3 minutes
Unsend Message on WhatsApp

Are you tired of sending messages by mistake or regretting something you’ve said on WhatsApp? You’ll be happy to know that WhatsApp provides a feature that allows you to unsend messages.

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Steps to Unsend WhatsApp Messages on Mobile

Note: You can delete messages for yourself or request that messages be deleted for everyone.

Step 1:

Open WhatsApp on your mobile and go to targeted chat to unsend messages.

open your whtsapp

Step 2:

Open your chat. Tap and hold the message.

hold the message

Step 3:

From the options menu that appears, select “Delete” or the trash can icon.

tap trash icon

Step 4:

Next, select “Delete for Everyone” if you want the message deleted from both your and the recipient’s devices. If you only want to delete the message from your device, select “Delete for Me.”

unsend the message

Steps to Unsend WhatsApp Messages on the Web

Sure, here are the steps to unsend WhatsApp messages on the Web:

Step 1:

Open WhatsApp Web and sign in to your account. Now go to the chat containing the message.

sign in whtsapp web

Step 2:

Hover your cursor over the message and click on the “Drop-down menu” icon on the right-hand side. Select “Delete” from the options menu.

tap delete

Step 3:

Next, choose “Delete for Everyone” or “Delete for Me” according to your preference.

delete chat


By following the above-mentioned steps, you can easily unsend a message on WhatsApp and avoid any unwanted or regretful conversations.

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How long do you have to Unsend a message on WhatsApp?

According to a tweet by WhatsApp, after extending the message deletion time from 7 minutes to an hour, the option to delete a message within two days was introduced in August 2022, emphasizing that it cannot be deleted after that.

Can you delete a message on WhatsApp if it hasn’t been delivered?

The message has not been delivered yet. If you remove “for everyone,” he will never know if you sent a message. However, if you see double-blue ticks, you can only delete the message for yourself.

Khadija Anwar

Meet Khadija Anwar, an accomplished tech writer with over 500 published write-ups to her name. Her impressive portfolio can be found on the ContentStudio blog, LinkedIn, and the Fiverr platform.

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