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WhatsApp Working 90-Day Option for Disappearing Messages on Android

- Updated: 19th Aug 2021, 07:04 IST

WhatsApp is now working on a brand new option for the Disappearing Messages function. To recall, this feature came with a choice to enable the feature to destruct the messages after 7 days. However, the company is now working on adding a 90-day option for the feature. Moreover, it can come alongside an option for doing so every 24 hours. The messaging service is still not offering a customisable option to users like Telegram and Signal.

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Although one should note that when you turn on the feature, WhatsApp displays a message in the chat. It says “You turned on disappearing messages. New Messages will disappear after XXX days”.

WhatsApp is testing a new time limit setting of 90 days

WhatsApp originally introduced the Disappearing Messages feature in November last year. However, new options to this feature are in the works. As per a report by WhatsApp features tracker WABetaInfo, Android beta version carries references for the option to disappear messages after 90 days. A screenshot also shared by WABetaInfo suggests the 90 days option will come alongside the existing option to auto-delete messages after seven days.

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In addition, it is also working on the 24-hour option for iOS, Android and Web users for the last few months. The new disappearing messages option is expecting to be currently under development. However, this s not yet available even to the WhatsApp beta testers. Although we can expect it to launch soon.

Meanwhile, there is an option to keep a copy of the messages you have set for disappearing. The recipients can still keep the message by forwarding it to a chat. Similarly, a user can take a screenshot of the disappearing message to save its content before it vanishes. WhatsApp also says that it has made the feature specifically for users communicating with “trusted individuals.”

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Earlier this month, WhatsApp introduced View Once feature to disappear photos and videos once they are viewed by recipients. In addition, it also enables us now to transfer chat history between iOS and Android devices. However, it is only limited to Samsung and iPhone users only as of now.