What you need to know
- WhatsApp is finally getting a disappearing messages option.
- The new feature lets users send disappearing messages that are automatically deleted after seven days.
- The feature will be rolled out to WhatsApp users globally this month.
WhatsApp will soon let you send self-destructing messages. The Facebook-owned messaging service today announced a new "disappearing messages" feature, which will automatically delete new messages sent in individual or group chats after seven days.
While anyone can enable the disappearing messages option in individual chats, only group admins will be able to enable it in group chats. The feature will begin rolling out globally this month to WhatsApp users on Android, iOS, KaiOS, and the Web.
Announcing the new feature, WhatsApp wrote in a blog post:
To enable disappearing messages, open a WhatsApp chat and tap on the contact's name. Next, tap Disappearing messages and Select "On." Once the feature has been enabled, all new messages you sent in the chat will disappear after seven days, including photo and videos. You can easily disable the feature at any time by following the same steps and selecting "Off."
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