Hi iMyFone, how can delete sent messages on WhatsApp? I accidentally send a message to my teacher, is there any way to delete it before reading? Please help, your suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks!

WhatsApp is a particularly useful app for sending text, photos, videos, or even documents to your friends and family. One common occurrence is that WhatsApp users accidentally send a message to the wrong person and this might leave them investigating how to delete WhatsApp messages after sending. To help you find out about this, here are some useful methods to take note of.

How to Delete WhatsApp Message After Sending?

Delete WhatsApp Messages for Everyone After Sending

Fortunately, WhatsApp has a built-in feature that allows users to delete messages for a short period of time (7 minutes) after sending it.

Step #1 - Open the WhatsApp application and tap on the chat that contains the message you want to delete.

Step #2 - Locate the message, tap and hold it for a few seconds, and select any other messages that you want to have deleted.

Step #3 - Tap "Delete > Delete for everyone" and they'll be removed from everyone's chat!


The main problem with this is that if you try to delete WhatsApp messages after 7 minutes, you won't be able to.

Delete WhatsApp Message After 7 Minutes Time Limit

If you're looking to find out how to delete WhatsApp messages already sent after the 7-minute time limit, then there is an unofficial solution you can try.

Step #1 - Go to your iPhone's settings and disable Wi-Fi and mobile data connections.

Step #2 - Double-click the home button and swipe up to force stop WhatsApp's process.

Step #3 - Back in the Settings app, go to "General > Date & Time", and change the date to the day before you sent the message.

Step #4 - Launch WhatsApp and find the message you want to delete. Tap and hold it for a few seconds before selecting "Delete > Delete for everyone".

Step #5 - Change the date and time back to their previous settings and enable Wi-Fi and mobile data connections again. The messages should be deleted now.


Keep in mind that this isn't an official fix and depending on the WhatsApp version you use, it might not work.

Permanently Erase WhatsApp Messages & Attachment from iOS Devices

The next option you have is to use iMyFone Umate Pro. With this professional data erasing tool you can be sure that nobody will see the WhatsApp data that you want to hide.

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Options for Deleting WhatsApp Messages

  • Permanently wipe your WhatsApp messages so that they can't be retrieved.
  • Delete WhatsApp attachments which you have sent (including photos and videos).
  • Scan previously deleted WhatsApp files and wipe them gone forever.
  • Wipe fragments of WhatsApp data to free up storage (e.g. data fragments, cached data, cookies, corrupt files, and more).
  • It's recommended by lots of noted media arround the world: MacWorld, iPhoneinCanada, APPKED, etc.

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It's clear that Umate Pro is a wonderful program which has a lot to offer, and it's also very easy to learn how to delete WhatsApp messages already sent with it.

Steps to Permanently Delete WhatsApp Messages with iMyFone Umate Pro

Have you chosen to use iMyFone Umate Pro for deleting WhatsApp messages? With the steps below, you can do exactly that.

Step #1 - Download, install, and launch iMyFone Umate Pro on your computer. And connect your iPhone to the PC using a lightning cable.

Step #2 - Click "Erase Private Data" from the menu on the left and click "Scan" to begin. A short scan will commence and should take just a few minutes.

scan your private data

Step #3 - Select "WhatsApp" from the list of data types that are shown and tick the box next to whichever chat you want to delete.

preview and select private data

Step #4 - Click "Erase Now" to permanently erase your WhatsApp messages.

erase private data

Although this won't delete the messages from someone else's phone, it will permanently remove them from your own so that nobody can see (or recover) them. Please remember that after you use this method, you won't be able to recover the messages.

More Features of iMyFone Umate Pro

But wait! Following on from the list of features we mentioned before, here are some of the others that iMyFone Umate Pro has to offer.

  • Permanently erase various data types by overwriting their corresponding database entries.
  • Erase data that was previously deleted but which could still be recovered.
  • Each scan allows you to preview data before selectively erasing it from your device.

You won't be disappointed when you use iMyFone Umate Pro. It has a lot to offer and is incredibly useful for permanently deleting your private data.

To Conclude...

When you find out how to delete WhatsApp messages already sent you'll have a lot less to worry about. Accidentally sending a message can be upsetting, especially if you've sent something that was supposed to be private to the wrong person. But if you have iMyFone Umate Pro on your computer then you have nothing to worry about!

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