WhatsApp is rolling out new features for disappearing messages

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After releasing the new WhatsApp beta for iOS update, which brings redesigned chat bubbles, WhatsApp is now rolling out new useful improvements for disappearing messages on the same version!


Common questions Answers
Name of the feature? New Durations and Default Timer
Status? Rolling out
Compatibility? WhatsApp beta for iOS is marked as compatible update.
I’ve installed the latest WhatsApp beta for iOS but I don’t see these features, why? These features should be available for iOS beta testers today. If you don’t see these features, please wait the next update.
What about WhatsApp beta for Android? WhatsApp beta for Android will receive the support for these new features the next week.
Previous news? WhatsApp beta for Android what’s new?

WhatsApp is finally rolling out two new useful tools to manage disappearing messages.
The first feature is about new ephemeral durations. Your messages disappeared after 7 days, but now you can choose between different durations, such as 24 hours, 90 days, and, obviously, 7 days.

You can also set a default message timer for new chats. What does it mean? If you enable “Default Message Timer” within WhatsApp Privacy Settings, all new chats will start with the disappearing messages option enabled for the selected duration.
Note that, when you set the default message timer, your existing chats and new groups won’t be started with the default timer.
These new features are available today on WhatsApp beta for iOS, WhatsApp Business beta for iOS, and the support is coming on WhatsApp beta for Android very soon. Be sure to use the latest update available on TestFlight.

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