WhatsApp in an update on its support page confirmed that it’s been operating on a disappearing messages function for its messaging platform and said that its rollout is expected soon.
WhatsApp additionally explained how the function will paintings. The enterprise stated that after the characteristic is enabled, “new messages despatched within the man or woman or group chat will disappear after seven days”.
“If a user doesn’t open WhatsApp inside the seven-day period, the message will disappear. However, the preview of the message would possibly nonetheless be displayed in notifications until WhatsApp is opened,” the Facebook-owned corporation said.
This characteristic is about to be rolled out on WhatsApp for internet, Android, iOS, and KaiOS.
WhatsApp, but, stated that if a disappearing message is forwarded to every other chat with disappearing messages off, the message gained’t disappear in the forwarded chat. Moreover, it stated that if a user “creates a backup earlier than a message disappears, the disappearing message will be protected in the backup”.
The organisation recommended that disappearing messages need to simplest be used with “depended on individuals” given that it’s miles nonetheless feasible for customers to forward or take a screenshot of a disappearing message and save it before it disappears. Moreover, content can also be copied and stored from disappearing messages before it disappears.
WhatsApp added that in the case of obtained media, it will be automatically downloaded to photos and if disappearing messages are grew to become on, media despatched in the chat will disappear, however will be saved on the cellphone assuming the cellphone’s vehicle-down load is on.