WhatsApp is testing a 24 hours option for disappearing messages

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WhatsApp is working on a lot of new features, paying a particular attention to disappearing messages. In this article we will discover a new option, available in a future update. Read below for more details.


Common questions Answers
Name of the feature? 24 hours option
Status? Under development
Availability? WhatsApp is testing and developing this feature and it will be available in a future update.
I’ve the same version but I don’t see this news, why? The feature is not available yet, but you can see a preview here.
Previous article? WhatsApp is asking to accept Terms of Service again

WhatsApp is finally bringing some improvements for disappearing messages. After the article where I announce that they’re working on a feature to send photos and videos more privately, in this article I’m going to present the new option to configure disappearing messages, available in a future update.
The last month I’ve published a tweet announcing a 24 hours option for disappearing messages:

Today I’ve more details: WhatsApp won’t replace the 7 days option, but 24 hours will be an addition!

As you can see in this screenshot, WhatsApp will soon include the 24 hours option in the section where you’re used to enable/disable disappearing messages for personal and group chats.
When the user chooses “24 hours”, all messages sent/received after this change expire after 24 hours, so they will disappear from the chat.
The feature is under development and it will be available in a future update for iOS, Android and Web/Desktop. Stay tuned to discover more!


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