You can now send messages that disappear on WhatsApp by enabling disappearing messages. When you enable disappearing messages feature, new messages sent to a chat will disappear after 7 days. In private chat, either person can enable or disable disappearing messages while in groups, admins will have the control.
Here’s how this feature will work:
- If a user doesn’t open WhatsApp in the seven day period, the message will disappear. However, the preview of the message might still be displayed in notifications until WhatsApp is opened.
- When you reply to a message, the initial message is quoted. If you reply to a disappearing message, the quoted text might remain in the chat after seven days.
- If a disappearing message is forwarded to a chat with disappearing messages off, the message won’t disappear in the forwarded chat.
- If a user creates a backup before a message disappears, the disappearing message will be included in the backup. Disappearing messages will be deleted when a user restores from a backup.
WhatsApp disappearing messages feature will be rolling out to users everywhere this month.