What is WhatsApp’s ‘Disappearing Messages’

As mentioned, once the Disappearing Messages feature is enabled, new messages sent in the individual or group chat will disappear after seven days. ‘Disappearing Messages‘.

Once this feature is enabled, all new messages will expire after 7 days. That is, users cannot set the time for the message to disappear according to their own.

Sources say that the message will disappear if you do not open the chat for 7 days. But, if you have not cleared the notification panel, then you will be able to check the message there.

“This setting won’t affect messages you previously sent or received in the chat,” WhatsApp said on its support page.

The report said, ‘When you reply to a message, the first message is the quote. If you reply to a dispensing message, the quoted text will be available even after 7 days.

If a dispatching message is forwarded when this new feature is off, then the message will not disappear in the forward chat.

It is being said that if you back up the chats before the message disappears, you will be able to see them on Google Drive. However, if you backup If you want to restore those disparate messages, then it will not be possible, because they will be deleted.

The special thing is that WhatsApp users will be able to take screenshots along with forwarding the dispensing message. Users will be able to save the disappointing pictures and videos in the gallery.

For this, there will be a Save to Camera Roll option, which will have to be manually enabled.

Know everything about WhatsApp's 'Disappearing Messages' and how this work

How to enable WhatsApp ‘Disappearing Messages’

To enable Whatsapp’s disappearing messages, it has given an option on both Android and iPhone to enable or disable Disappearing Messages. 

1.Open WhatsApp

2.Open the individual chat 

3.Tap on the contact’s name at the top

4.Select Disappearing Messages 

 Tap Continue

 Select on or off

 

How to enable or disable disappearing messages on a group chat

 

To enable or disable disappearing messages on a group chat you have to be an admin. If you are:

1.Open WhatsApp

2.Open the group chat 

3.Tap on the group name at the top

4.Select Disappearing Messages 

 Tap Continue

 Select on or off

 

How to enable disappearing messages on Web and Desktop

To enable or disable disappearing messages on WhatsApp Web or Desktop apps:

1.Open WhatsApp Web/App

2.Open the individual chat or group

3.Tap on the contact or group name at the top

4.Select Disappearing Messages 

5.Tap Continue

 Select on or off

WhatsApp’s ‘Disappearing Messages’ feature’s effect on media files.

 

If disappearing messages are turned on, media sent to the chat will disappear but will be saved on the phone if auto-download is switched on. The message will not disappear in the forwarded chat if it is forwarded to another chat with the disappearing messages setting turned off.

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