What you need to know about the new WhatsApp Disappearing Messages feature

Smartphone users in Nigeria can now access the new WhatsApp Disappearing Messages feature, which comes with exciting innovation.

 Once you enable this feature, all messages sent by you will be deleted after seven days of time.

This is applicable for both group and individual chats but in the case of group chats, only the admin can enable or disable this feature.

Once the message disappears after seven days, its reply messages will still be shown in the chatbox. This feature does not imply forwarded messages.

The media files will also be deleted after seven days if the disappearing messages feature is turned on. If you have turned on the auto-download option, these media files can still be found on your devices.

The feature is now available for all Android, iOS, KaiOS users. Here is a quick guidebook on how you can enable this feature on Android and iOS devices.

How to enable the Disappearing Messages feature on the messaging app. You must ensure that you have the updated version on WhatsApp. You can disable this feature whenever you want by following the same steps.

Step 1: Open the chatbox of the desired contact and tap on the contact’s name

Step 2: Now scroll down and tap on the ‘Disappearing messages’ option

Step 3: Tap on Continue> On

How to disable disappearing messages

Either user can disable disappearing messages at any time. Once disabled, messages sent in the chat will no longer disappear.

Open the WhatsApp chat.

Tap the contact’s name.

Tap Disappearing messages.

If prompted, tap CONTINUE.

Select Off.

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