WhatsApp users will soon have new options: self-deleting messages can be set much more specifically than before. If desired, messages can even disappear forever after an hour – or they remain visible for up to a year.
WhatsApp: More choice for self-deleting messages
WhatsApp has long been able to set whether and when a sent message should be automatically deleted. So far, however, users are still quite limited in terms of the period of time. You can just choose between 24 hours, 7 days or 90 days. That’s about to change, as seen in the latest beta version of the messenger.
According to the plans, users will have a lot more choice in terms of the time period. In the future, for example, messages can already after one, three, six or twelve hours automatically disappear. Alternatively, a period of between one and seven days can be specified. Or users decide to only let messages disappear after 21, 30, 60, 180 or 365 days.
A total of 15 new periods are available in addition to the three existing ones. Users get a lot more control if they don’t want messages to be available forever. Just at Messages containing confidential information it may be useful to set an automatic deletion.
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WhatsApp: options in apps and on the desktop
The new time periods for self-deleting messages have so far only appeared in the desktop version of the messenger. According to an insider, they will too implemented in the apps for iOS and Android (Source: WABetaInfo). It is not yet known exactly when WhatsApp will release the function for all users. It shouldn’t be long now since it seems to be quite mature.
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