The most recent update of WhatsApp allows users to send default temporary messages and new duration options to store those chats. The same Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, unveiled the new feature in a chat with his wife Priscilla Chan.
Users of WhatsApp They have the option to turn temporary messages on by default in new chats. Before the update, users could only activate it in previously selected conversations and for a period of seven days.
When this feature is enabled, all new individual chats that the user or another contact creates will be set to disappear after the chosen duration.
The same function is also available for groups of WhatsApp, as well as two new durations for temporary messages: 24 hours and 90 days.
“We believe that temporary messages and end-to-end encryption are two crucial functions that nowadays cannot be lacking in any private messaging service and that, increasingly, allow us to converse as if we were in person”, reveals WhatsApp on his official blog.
WHATSAPP | How to activate temporary messages
It is also possible to use this function in the web and desktop version.