Hey Guys! Just like other Social Media platforms such as Twitter’s Fleets 🐦, Pinterest Story Pins 📌, Instagram Stories Map 🗺️, the Facebook-owned messaging platform is also not behind in the field of ephemeral posts. Hence, your much-awaited WhatsApp disappearing messages feature has officially rolled out for everyone. Here, the twist is that this is not a one-day ⏱️ story to end the post but a game of 7 days.
It is very interesting to know that your WhatsApp messages in the chat will now automatically disappear (or erased) after the seven-day period. But, please make sure the other person has also enabled the Disappearing Messages feature for you.
Queries: WhatsApp Disappearing Messages
|How will it work with quoted messages?||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.|
|Is feature works both sides or one side?||One Sided. In a one-to-one chat, either person can turn disappearing messages on or off.|
|How this feature works on Forwarded Chat?||If a disappearing message is forwarded to a chat with disappearing messages off, the message won’t disappear in the forwarded chat.|
|Is the feature effects previous messages?||No, the previously sent or received messages will not disappear.|
|Can content can be saved from disappearing messages?||Yes, anyone can store your disappearing messages before it disappears such as:|
1. By copying & saving these messages before disappearing.
2. By taking a screenshot or photo with a camera.
Hence, please use the said feature with trusted friends.
|What about WhatsApp backups?||If your friend creates a backup of your message before it disappears, then the disappearing message will be included in the backup.|
Note: Disappearing messages will be deleted when your friend restores from a backup.
How to Turn On Feature
To turn on disappearing messages on a particular chat: You’ve to first install the latest version of WhatsApp on your smartphone (Android or iPhone). After upgrading, you have to follow these steps to enable disappearing messages in WhatsApp.
- Open WhatsApp on your smartphone and tap on contact’s name ( or switch on the profile of the person in which you want to apply the said feature).
- Then, tap on Disappearing Messages ✉️ option.
- Tap Continue, after reading the instructions.
- Finally, select On to turn on disappearing messages for that particular chat.
- Now, go back to the chat window and you will find a new disappearing messages logo on the profile picture.
- You can follow the same process to disable it.
Facts: Disappearing Messages
|7 Days||Once the feature is enabled, if you don’t open WhatsApp within seven days then the new message sent in the particular or group chat will automatically disappear. |
Though, the preview of the message might still be displayed in notifications until WhatsApp is opened.
|Group Chat||Only group admins can turn disappearing messages on or off.|
|Updated Version||For Android users: 126.96.36.199 |
For iPhone users: 188.8.131.52.
This is how you can enable disappearing messages in WhatsApp. For more tutorials, visit Techno Savie’s How To section.