The most common way to contact someone in Spain is to send them a WhatsApp message. This form of communication has evolved in recent years, with the inclusion of audios, emojis and GIFs. But now it’s going to change even more.
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For some time now we can delete the messages we send on WhatsApp as long as we do it in a set time. This will leave a mark on the chat, but it is a step up from what we could do before.
Now WhatsApp has gone one step further by officially announcing the messages that self-destruct.
Messages that disappear every week
This new feature is called Disappearing Messages and has been published in the question and answer section of the company’s website.
By using these messages, we may send information that we know will be automatically deleted after 7 days. This term will not be modifiable, at least as it is implemented now.
In the very section of this website it is explained that this information could remain beyond those seven days in notifications or in quotes from other chat comments, so we have to be careful about trusting that this information disappears.
How to activate temporary chats
When the feature is activated in a future update, we will be able to use it if we activate it. For this we have to follow these steps:
- We open the WhatsApp chat in which we want to activate the function.
- We touch the name of the contact.
- Click on Temporary messages.
- If prompted, tap CONTINUE.
- Choose Activated.
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