WhatsApp disappearing messages are going to roll out to users soon, judging by a newly published FAQ page. The new feature, which was initially spotted in October last year, will let users make their messages disappear from chats after seven days. WhatsApp will bring disappearing messages to both individual chats and group conversations. However, the feature won’t work for forwarded messages. WhatsApp will also not prevent users from copying and saving the content from the disappearing messages.
The details available on the FAQ page, which were first spotted by WhatsApp beta tracker WABetaInfo, shows that WhatsApp’s vanishing messages highlight will be limited to a seven-day time frame. Clients won’t have the alternative to modify the stretch for vanishing messages from their end, dissimilar to on contending administrations like Telegram. It is additionally not normal for the underlying rendition of the component that surfaced last year on a public beta delivery of WhatsApp for Android. That variant had explicit time spans for causing a specific message to vanish.
WhatsApp has noticed that the new component won’t influence messages you recently sent or got on the texting application. Likewise, in the event that a client doesn’t open WhatsApp inside the seven-day time frame, the see of the vanishing message may likewise still be shown in warnings until the application is opened. Nonetheless, the message won’t be accessible in the talk.
In spite of the fact that WhatsApp is meaning to add implosion with the vanishing messages highlight, it will even now make a vanishing message show up in the event of sent talks. “In the event that a vanishing message is sent to a visit with vanishing messages off, the message won’t vanish in the sent talk,” the organization said on the FAQ page.
WhatsApp additionally referenced that vanishing messages will be a piece of its reinforcements. Notwithstanding, those messages will be erased when a client reestablishes from a reinforcement.
At the point when you send a vanishing message, the beneficiary could advance it or take a screen of those messages, or even duplicate or spare its substance before vanishing. WhatsApp has, subsequently, prescribed clients to utilize the vanishing messages highlight just with confided in people. The FAQ additionally noticed that if the vanishing alternative is empowered, media sent in a visit string will vanish. It is something that was spotted in detail a month ago. The beneficiary would, nonetheless, have the option to spare the media content on their telephone if auto-download is empowered.
In addition to the FAQ page detailing disappearing messages, WhatsApp has created some dedicated pages on its site providing step-by-step instructions on how to enable the new feature on Android, iPhone, and KaiOS as well as Web and Desktop for both individual messages and group chats. It is, however, yet to be available to users.
How to enable or disable disappearing messages in WhatsApp
Once the feature is rolled out to users, you will be able to turn disappearing messages on or off using the following steps:
- Open the WhatsApp chat and then tap the contact’s name for whom you want to turn on or off the disappearing messages feature.
- Now, tap the Disappearing Messages option.
- If prompted, tap Continue.
- Select On/ Off as required.
To turn the feature on or off in a group chat, the steps are the same, but instead of tapping on the contact’s name, you’d be tapping on the group’s name.