WhatsApp launches disappearing messages function, your chats get auto deleted after 7 days


New Delhi: WhatsApp has launched the much-awaited ‘Disappearing Messages’ on its platform for each Android and iOS, a function that permits you to routinely delete new messages despatched to a chat after seven days when turned on.

In a one-to-one chat, both individual can flip disappearing messages on or off. In teams, admins could have the management on the brand new function.

“Our purpose is to make conversations on WhatsApp really feel as near in-person as attainable, which suggests they should not have to stay round eternally. That is why we’re excited to introduce the choice to make use of disappearing messages on WhatsApp,” the corporate stated in an announcement.

When disappearing messages is turned on, new messages despatched to a chat will disappear after 7 days, serving to the dialog really feel lighter and extra non-public. As soon as enabled, new messages despatched within the particular person or group chat will disappear after seven days. The newest choice controls all messages within the chat.

“This setting will not have an effect on messages you beforehand despatched or acquired within the chat. In a person chat, both person can flip disappearing messages on or off. In a bunch chat, solely group admins can flip disappearing messages on or off,” WhatsApp stated.

If a person does not open WhatsApp within the seven-day interval, the message will disappear. Nevertheless, the preview of the message may nonetheless be displayed in notifications till WhatsApp is opened.

If disappearing messages are turned on, media despatched within the chat will disappear, however will likely be saved on the cellphone if auto-download is on.

“We’re beginning with 7 days as a result of we expect it presents peace of thoughts that conversations aren’t everlasting, whereas remaining sensible so that you don’t neglect what you have been chatting about. The buying listing or retailer handle you acquired a number of days in the past will likely be there whilst you want it, after which disappear after you don’t,” WhatsApp stated.



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