Messenger and Instagram are all set to get a new feature called the “Vanish Mode”. Moreover, this feature is similar to what we have seen on Snapchat. The feature allows users to get a message automatically deleted after they have read it and have exited the chat window. Going by the messenger news blog post, “Sometimes a message is just spontaneous – something you want to say in the moment without worrying about it sticking around. That’s why we’re excited to introduce vanish mode on Messenger, which lets you send messages that disappear automatically. How it works is simple—messages disappear after they’re seen and you leave the chat”.
Users can enable the feature by simply swiping up on the smartphone in an existing chat thread. This allows the users to make use of the feature and get in the vanish mode.
Additionally, the blogpost refers to this feature as “Safety by design”. Moreover, only those people a user is connected to can use vanish mode in the chat. Users can also choose whether to enter vanish mode with someone or not. Additionally, you need to think twice before sneak taking a quick screenshot of your chat. This is because, just like in Snapchat, the other person will get notified as well. Besides, users can also block someone and report a conversation if they feel unsafe at any point.
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Messenger And Instagram Vanish Mode: Release Date
Facebook has stated that they are slowly rolling out the new feature. Messenger and Instagram, both will get this feature. However, the vanish mode on Messenger is available in the US and a selective other countries for now. Furthermore, the vanish mode for Instagram will come to the US and other countries soon. For now, the feature is not available to Indian users.
Facebook-owned WhatsApp will also join the team alongside Messenger and Instagram. WhatsApp will get several features one of which is the Disappearing Messages feature. This is exactly the same as the Vanish Mode. WhatsApp users can choose to erase all the messages of a chat with this feature. Additionally, once this feature is enabled, all texts exchanged will automatically disappear after seven days.
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Various other features are being brought by Facebook and we can’t wait to see them all.