Recently, WhatsApp announced that users can now send messages that disappear on the app by enabling disappearing messages. This is similar to the features available on Telegram’s secret chat.
It might not be as good as Telegram’s self-destruct timer feature but if you’re one of those people who use WhatsApp more than Telegram, this is worth a try.
Once this feature is enabled, new messages sent in the individual/group chat will disappear after 7 days.
I tried enabling it for myself and it was a pretty straightforward two-step process.
Here’s how you do it:
1. Just enter any chat and tap the name of person/chat.
2. After that just tap the “Disappearing Messages” column, enable the feature and you’re all good to go!
Here’s what you need to know on how the feature works.
This setting will not affect the messages that were there prior to enabling the feature. In a group chat, only the admins can decide to turn the feature on/off and in a private chat, both parties can decide.
Also, if the person you’ve sent it to hasn’t opened the message within 7 days, it will disappear. Essentially, it will self-destruct whether or not it has been seen.
This is unlike Telegram’s self-destruct feature.
Although it’s a pretty neat feature on hand, I don’t really see myself using it.
It’s not as efficient as manually deleting messages immediately and it’s definitely not as sophisticated as Telegram’s secret chat which assures you a self-destruct timer on messages, no forwarding allowed and end-to-end encryption.
Here’s to hoping that WhatsApp continuously works on improving the feature as it would be pretty cool to have.
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