Oakland: WhatsApp introduced a new disappearing message option this month. This feature will enable WhatsApp users to enable disappeared messages in chat conversations between friends and automatically delete messages after 7 days.
Anyone can enable this option in a single chat, and group administrators will be able to enable disappearing messages in group chats.
“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,” says a WhatsApp spokesperson.
“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.”
The disappeared email will also erase photos and videos after 7 days, and both emails will disappear, but you can still take a screenshot or just copy the email and then delete it automatically.
You’ll need to enable disappearing messages on a per group or contact basis. Once the feature has rolled out fully, it will be available as a new option in the contact section of each friend in WhatsApp. The setting won’t wipe out older messages, and only affects new messages once it’s enabled by either party. WhatsApp says it will start rolling out disappearing messages to all users this month.