WhatsApp tests temporary messages that disappear after 24 hours

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WhatsApp tests temporary messages that disappear after 24 hours

In addition to having reviewed your Privacy Policy, which will come into effect on May 15, WhatsApp is testing and adding new functions and characteristics to the platform. Among others, we know that you are preparing the possibility of encrypt backups with a password.

In addition, it is working on the so-called “ephemeral photos”, which can only be seen once, something similar to what happens On Instagram. Well, now it seems that WhatsApp wants shorten the duration of temporary messages (currently fixed in seven days) and is preparing the messages that disappear in 24 hours.


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Messages that self-destruct in one day

At the end of last year, WhatsApp officially activated a function that it had been testing for a long time: temporary messages, which is the same, messages that self-destruct in a period of seven days. But it seems like a week is too long for the platform.

As reported from WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is working to give its users the option to messages disappear automatically in 24 hours:

Let’s remember that, currently, the temporary messages function allows us to configure it so that they disappear after seven days, so this new feature would mean a big time reduction. There are no details yet on how it will be implemented, but if it looks like the current feature, it should be available in both individual and group chats.

Temporary Messages 02 Currently, temporary messages disappear after seven days

Right now, if we want to activate the messages that self-destruct, just click on the profile of any conversation we have with someone, and activate them from the settings. In the event that we have a WhatsApp group, we can only activate them if we are administrators.

Via | Android Community


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