WhatsApp released the disappearing messages function in November, which automatically deletes chats after seven days. After a year, it has raised the time limit, allowing you to set auto-deletion for messages after 24 hours or 90 days, in addition to the previous one-week choice.
Not only that, but WhatsApp users will now be able to turn on the disappearing messages function by default for all new individual chats. It had to be enabled manually previously. Furthermore, if you’ve enabled default disappearing messages, the app will display a note in your conversations informing users of the same, so they know it’s not personal.
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This new feature is optional, and WhatsApp claims that it will have no impact on your existing conversations. Select the duration in WhatsApp’s Settings > Account > Privacy > Default message timer menu on iPhone and Android devices to enable it.
Disappearing Messages is an optional privacy feature that you can enable. Users may now enable vanishing messages for new group chats on WhatsApp.
You can set messages to disappear 24 hours, 7 days, or 90 days after they are sent when you enable Disappearing Messages. Only new messages in the conversation are controlled by the most recent selection. This option will have no effect on messages you’ve sent or received in the conversation. In a private chat, each person can enable or disable disappearing messages. Any group member can enable or disable vanishing messages in a group chat. A group admin, on the other hand, can adjust the group settings to allow only admins to turn off or on disappearing messages.