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WhatsApp: know the trick to make all the messages in your conversations self-destruct

WhatsApp is an instant messaging platform that constantly presents updates, this time, they have modified one of its best functions, we are talking about the ‘Temporary messages’, a tool that you previously had to enable manually in each conversation, however, now it offers you the ability to activate it for all new chats in general. Do you want all your messages to self-destruct? We will explain the steps below.

It’s not the only change. What are ‘Temporary Messages’? This is a function that previously automatically deleted messages from each personal or group chat, this was done after 7 or 90 days maximum, it means that after activating it in a single conversation, all messages sent as : text, photos, videos, documents, etc., were going to disappear in that period of time.

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After a new update of WhatsApp It will no longer be necessary to activate the aforementioned tool in each chat, it means that once it is enabled, it will apply to all conversations. In addition, they added a new time, now the content of the chats can be deleted in at least 24 hours.


  • First, make sure WhatsApp do not have pending updates in the Google Play Store.
  • Then, press the icon of the three vertical dots located in the upper right corner.
  • Several functions will be displayed, choose the one that says: ‘Settings’.
  • Then go to ‘Account’> ‘Privacy’.
  • Scroll down until you find the section ‘Temporary Messages’ and underneath, tap on ‘Default duration’.
  • Finally, select between: 24 hours, 7 or 90 days maximum, so that all the messages you send or receive are automatically destroyed. You can deactivate it whenever you want.

It is important to clarify that when you activate the ‘Temporary Messages’ tool, WhatsApp will show a notice to all your contacts informing them that the function has been enabled, also, they are able to reject this so that nothing is deleted.

How to disable Temporary Messages in a chat without affecting others

Another additional piece of information is that if you do not want the messages to self-destruct in a certain chat, you can deactivate the tool in that conversation, this will not affect the others. To do so, open a chat, click on the profile photo, scroll down and tap on ‘Temporary Messages’, finally deactivate it.

Keep in mind that the ‘Temporary Messages’ will apply to group conversations only if the administrator wants it, otherwise he is able to block the tool.

Do you have any problem? Do you need to report it? If you have any kind of problem, then you should write to their contact email: [email protected] or [email protected] You can also make the same request from your iPhone.

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