Recently, Whatsapp has announced a new feature of Disappearing Messages. Finally, the new feature is out for all the users. The feature is now live in India and is available on Android, iOS, desktop, KaiOS, and web.
Disappearing Message Feature on your WhatsApp
The Whatsapp Disappearing Messages feature is available for everyone, but if you want to use it, then you can enable the feature or can disable it. If you enable the feature for a particular chat, then all the messages, including media files, will be automatically deleted after seven days. This feature can also be used on Whatsapp group. However, in the Groups, only the admin can enable or disable the disappearing messages option.
The Facebook-owned messaging App has announced the feature in a blog post, saying,
“WhatsApp messages often live on our phones forever. While it’s great to hold onto memories from friends and family, most of what we send doesn’t need to be everlasting. Our goal is to make conversations on WhatsApp feel as close to in-person as possible, which means they shouldn’t have to stick around forever. That’s why we’re excited to introduce the option to use disappearing messages on WhatsApp.”
As the company has announced that the messages will disappear after seven days if you turn on the disappear message option. To which the company says,
“We’re starting with 7 days because we think it offers peace of mind that conversations aren’t permanent while remaining practical so you don’t forget what you were chatting about. The shopping list or store address you received a few days ago will be there while you need it, and then disappear after you don’t.”
So, now let us check out how can we use the “Disappearing Messages” feature on Whatsapp.
How to use WhatsApp “Disappearing Messages” Feature?
When you enable the feature, the other person will be notified that the disappearing messages feature is turn on for them. Both the contacts will see a chat box after the feature is enabled.
Remember, if the disappearing message is forwarded to a contact or a group, then that message will not be deleted. And, if the users take a backup before the messages are wiped out, the file will be saved permanently. And if you want media files to be saved, then it is better to keep the auto-download option enabled, so all the media will be downloaded to your phone.
Enable Disappearing Messages feature
- First of all, update your Whatsapp to the latest version on your Android or iOS.
- Now, open Whatsapp and open a particular contact or a group.
- Click on the name or a group name.
- There you will see an option of Disappearing Messages.
- Click on it and tap on Continue.
- Now, if you want your messages to get deleted after 7 days, then turn ON.
This process is the same for all devices, like Android, iOS, and Desktop. However, if you want to enable the feature on a group, then only Admin can enable it. If you are unable to see the option, then you must update the Whatsapp app to the latest version.