WhatsApp lately introduced the long-awaited ‘Disappearing messages’ characteristic for its greater than 2 billion customers. After launching the characteristic that will allow a time-frame of seven days earlier than the messages get robotically deleted, WhatsApp has now made the replace obtainable to its Indian customers.
Here’s what you have to know concerning the ‘Disappearing messages’ characteristic and use it.
‘Disappearing messages’ characteristic is offered to customers on totally different WhatsApp-supported gadgets like Android, iOS, and Linux-based KaiOS, together with its net and desktop platforms.
It may be used each for particular person and group chats. For the latter, the admins can solely allow the characteristic within the group chats.
When you allow the ‘Disappearing messages’ characteristic to your particular person or group chats, the brand new messages despatched within the particular person and group chats will disappear after seven days. It should additionally take away photographs and movies shared after this era. This characteristic is not going to have an effect on messages that had been despatched or obtained beforehand within the chats.
Earlier than these messages get robotically deleted after seven days, it’s nonetheless potential to repeat them or take screenshots. The photographs and movies may also be saved by turning auto-download on within the Storage and Information possibility of Settings.
If a disappearing message is forwarded to a chat, particular person or group, with disappearing messages turned off, it is not going to disappear. It should additionally seem within the backup and solely get deleted when the person restores from a backup.
If a person doesn’t open their WhatsApp inside seven days of receiving the message, it should nonetheless disappear. The preview of the message should still be seen within the notifications till WhatsApp is opened.
There isn’t any possibility obtainable to customize the timeframe for the messages to get deleted.
Allow the “Disappearing messages” characteristic on Android and iOS telephones:
1. Open the WhatsApp chat software in your cellphone.2. Faucet the contact or group chat identify.3. Proper above the Encryptions possibility, there’s a new possibility for the “Disappearing messages” characteristic.4. Faucet on the characteristic and choose on to allow it. This can allow the characteristic for the actual particular person or group chat.
For disabling the characteristic, the identical “Disappearing messages” possibility might be tapped once more and chosen off.