WhatsApp will turn out disappearing messages this month, permitting clients on the Facebook-owned informing application to have discussions fade into memory following seven days.
Facebook said Thursday the new capacity should cause discussions on WhatsApp to feel “lighter and more private.”
“Our goal is to make conversations on WhatsApp feel as close to in-person as possible, which means they shouldn’t have to stick around forever,” the company said.
At the point when the component is turned on, new messages sent to a chat will disappear after seven days.
In a one-to-one chat, either individual can turn disappearing messages on or off. In groups, administrators will have authority over the new element.
“We’re starting with seven days because we think it offers peace of mind that conversations aren’t permanent while remaining practical so you don’t forget what you were chatting about,” the company said. “The shopping list or store address you received a few days ago will be there while you need it, and then disappear after you don’t.”
The application said in its FAQ post the new element will likewise erase any photographs or recordings following seven days.
By default, any media got in WhatsApp will be automatically downloaded on the client’s gadget.
“If disappearing messages are turned on, media sent in the chat will disappear but will be saved on the phone if auto-download is on,” WhatsApp says.
The company said the new setting won’t affect older messages that were recently sent or gotten in a talk. Possibly new messages will be influenced when the new element is empowered by either party.
Disappearing messages will be turned out to all clients this month, as per WhatsApp.