WhatsApp finally announces disappearing messages feature

November

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WhatsApp

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.

Source: WhatsApp

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