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WhatsApp users can now have the message disappear by default after 24 hours, 7 days or 90 days: Mark Zuckerberg
December 7, 2021
WhatsApp is add a new features to its Disappeared Messages feature. Which allow users to automatically delete a message chat after certain period of time. Mark Zuckerberg has announced that users will now have the option to automatically turn on hide messages for all their new chats, So that all upcoming future message will be automatically delete from the models
These feature was first launched in November last year. And that time users had the option to have the message disappear after only 7 days. But now, the company provide users more option on how long before the message can be delete. However, there will also be an option to delete it after only 24 hours or 90 days. The new functionality was previously reported to be in development.
Furthermore, WhatsApp notes that turning on disappearing messages by default will not affect existing chats. When you start a new one-on-one chat, a notice will appear stating that the Disappeared Messages feature is on, with a note stating that it is on by default (so that your contacts do not find it anything personal). Additionally, you also have the option to turn off the setting for individual chats.
How to enable Disappearing Messages?
One iPhone and Android: Go to WhatsApp Settings
Tap Account > Privacy > Default message timer and select a duration – 24 hours, 7 days, or 90 days.
Although the new default setting does not affect group chats. WhatsApp says it has add a new option when creating groups when you can enable the feature of missing messages.
Last but not least, the company said the new features are now available on all platforms. Instructions on how to use it can be see on WhatsApp’s FAQ page.