Importing WhatsApp text file

My problem is with the rwa_read command when I’m importing a WhatsApp chat text file. When my chat text file contained about 1200 lines, I had NO problem importing it. But with a larger chat file (with about 6000 lines), when I use the following command in my R,
mychat_df<- rwa_read("~/WhatsApp_Analysis/Presidency_chat.txt")
after 5 to 6 minutes of processing time, I get the error message: Time conversion did not work correctly. Provide a custom format …
Not sure how I provide a custom format in the rwa_read command. In my WhatsApp chat text file, the time format is [mm/dd/yy, hh:mm:ss AM/PM]. The structure of the rwa_read is:
rwa_read(x, tz = NULL, format = NULL, verbose = FALSE, encoding = "UTF-8", ...)
What do I substitute after format = ?

Aside:On my desktop, I have the RStudio (Version 1.1.383 – 2009-2017) and my R version is 3.6.1 (2019-07-05)). Would very much appreciate your input.

Your best bet is to raise an issue with the package authors.
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