WhatsApp is planning to bring an update for disappearing messages that includes 15 new durations, providing users with greater control and flexibility over their messages. This feature has been spotted during the development of WhatsApp Desktop beta and it is planned to be released in a future update of the app.
|Name of the feature?||15 additional durations – disappearing messages|
|Availability?||WhatsApp is working on a new feature to bring 15 additional durations to disappearing messages, for a future update of the app.|
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WhatsApp allows users to send disappearing messages that automatically disappear after a certain duration. This feature ensures that the messages are not stored permanently on the recipient’s device or server, and it definitely enhances the privacy of your conversations. Currently, WhatsApp supports three durations for disappearing messages: 24 hours, 7 days, and 90 days. However, we recently discovered that WhatsApp is working on adding more durations for disappearing messages, and we can expect to see these in a future update of the desktop app:
As you can see in this screenshot, WhatsApp is working on several new durations for disappearing messages under the “More options” menu. The new update will allow users to set up disappearing messages by choosing a new option from the following 15 durations: 1 year, 180 days, 60 days, 30 days, 21 days, 14 days, 6 days, 5 days, 4 days, 3 days, 2 days, 12 hours, 6 hours, 3 hours, and 1 hour.
The addition of more durations for disappearing messages will definitely offer users greater control over the messages they send and receive. In particular, we think that the 1-hour duration could be particularly useful for messages that contain sensitive or confidential information as it allows users to send a message that disappears quickly, ensuring that the message is not stored on the recipient’s device for too long.
Note that, although the screenshot was taken from WhatsApp Desktop beta, we can confirm that WhatsApp is working on implementing these new durations in a future update of WhatsApp beta for iOS and Android, ensuring that users on all platforms will have access to these additional options for setting up disappearing messages.
The ability to choose additional durations when setting up disappearing messages is under development and it will be released in a future update of the app. As always, we are going to post new articles on this website when we have further details to share with you.
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