Select City

    0 Device Added

    WhatsApp To Release Disappearing Messages Feature Soon


    WhatsApp will soon add a “disappearing messages” feature to its app. Ahead of the release, new details have surfaced online.

    By Susshmita Choubey | 
    Updated: 2nd Nov 2020 15:41 IST

    Highlights of the Story

    • WhatsApp informs on disappearing messages feature through an FAQ page.
    • The feature will come on platforms including Android, iPhone, KaiOS.
    • It recommended users to use it with trusted individuals.

    WhatsApp will soon roll out the “Disappearing Messages” feature. It initially came in October last year. This will let users make their messages disappear from chats after seven days. Wabetainfo claims that this feature will as a part of the upcoming update. However, WhatsApp will also not prevent users from copying and saving the content from disappearing messages.

    Also Read: Micromax Teases “In” Series Design Ahead Of Launch

    What will it offer?

    Users can enable the feature any time they want and however, you cannot customize the time.

    The details available on the FAQ page shows the disappearing messages feature is restricting to a seven-day period. However, they will not be able to customize the time, like Telegram. It is also unlike the initial version of the feature that surfaced last year on a public beta release of WhatsApp for Android.

    “When you reply to a message, the initial message is quoted. If you reply to a disappearing message, the quoted text might remain in the chat after seven days. If a disappearing message forwards to a chat with disappearing messages off, the message won’t disappear in the forwarded chat.”


    Also Read: Realme Launches C15 Qualcomm Edition In India

    The platform also notes that the new feature won’t affect messages you previously sent or received. If a user does not use WhatsApp within the 7-day period, a preview of the message displays on notifications until opened. However, the message will not be available in the chat.

    WhatsApp also mentions disappearing messages will be a part of its backups. However, those messages will delete itself when a user restores from a backup. In addition, you can forward, screenshot, copy, and save its content before the disappearance of the message. WhatsApp, therefore, recommends Users to use the disappearing messages feature only with trusted individuals. 

    The FAQ also notes that the media in a chat thread will disappear. The recipient, however, is able to save the media content on their phone if auto-download is enabled.

    How to enable or disable disappearing messages in WhatsApp

    Once the feature is rolling out to users, you can turn disappearing messages on or off using the following steps:

    Also Read: Samsung Once Again Best Selling Smartphone Brand In India, Beats Xiaomi

    1. Open the WhatsApp chat and then tap the contact’s name for whom you want to turn on or off the disappearing messages feature.
    2. Now, tap the Disappearing Messages option.
    3. If prompted, tap Continue.
    4. Select On/ Off as required.

    To turn the feature on or off in a group chat, the steps are the same, but instead of tapping on the contact’s name, you’d be tapping on the group’s name.


    Featured Videos

    • Buy iPhone 12 at Just Rs 29,999*! Don’t Miss This Deal
      Thinking to buy iPhone 12? Well, I would be happy to tell you that this is the perfect time to buy iPhone. We all know that the annual Flipkart and Amazon sale is going to start in just a few hours. So sit tight and read this article to know how to buy iPhone 12…
      1st Oct 2021
    • Get Brand New iPhone 11 at Rs 25,499* Only! Here’s How
      We all have been waiting for the annual Flipkart and Amazon sale. If you are looking to buy an iPhone 11 this would be the perfect time to get one for yourself. In this article, we’ll tell you how you can get a brand new iPhone 11 for just Rs 25,499*. But first, let us…
      1st Oct 2021
    • OnePlus 9RT vs OnePlus 9R – Which is the Best One for You?
      The OnePlus 9R was launched in April as a reasonable and appealing option for smartphone users who did not want to spend more than Rs 40,000. Then the 2021 launches rolled down, and the OnePlus 9R was no longer as competitive as it had been– it had simply become the most affordable way to get…
      17th Sep 2021
    • How to Watch IPL 2021 Free With Vi, Airtel, Jio Plans – Here’s How
      The IPL 2021 resumption matches have been scheduled to kick off from September 19, 2021. When it comes to the location, the matches will be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Now, as the IPL 2021 schedule and stadium information are out of the way, let us talk a bit about the matches. The…
      13th Sep 2021
    • Should You Buy iPhone 11 in 2021? iPhone 11 Quick Recap
      In this article, we will be talking about a very popular Apple phone which is the iPhone 11. There is a huge confusion revolving around whether one should buy this iPhone in 2021 or not? Hence, we will be talking about 5 reasons that make buying the iPhone 11 worth it even in 2021.  Also…
      1st Sep 2021

    You May Also Read

    Realme Mobile Price List
    Realme Mobile Price List
    Realme has become one of the best-emerging smartphone brands in India. Although the brand has multiple smartphones in its portfolio, it often becomes confusing for buyers to decide which one to buy. If you’re having similar issues, then you’re at the right place. We have compiled Realme mobile price list 2021 for you. With its…