December 4, 2020

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WhatsApp: temporary messages are now available to all users

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The functionality to send messages that disappear automatically after a week is now deployed to all instant messaging users.

Earlier this month, WhatsApp announced the arrival of a new feature within its application to send temporary messages. The deployment of this new option, which has been done gradually, is now complete and all mail users can benefit from it now.

This option, which can be activated directly from the settings of an individual conversation or by the administrator of a group conversation, allows you to send ephemeral messages that automatically disappear after seven days, even if they have not been read by their recipient.

In its FAQ, WhatsApp indicates, however, that the preview of a temporary message can remain displayed in notifications, and that it can also remain in a discussion if it is cited in a response. Also, a temporary message transferred to another discussion where the feature is disabled will not disappear after the seven day period.

In addition, it is always possible to take a screenshot or copy the content of a temporary message to keep a copy. Finally, if any photos or videos are sent in temporary messages, they will automatically be saved to your Camera Roll if the option is enabled, but will disappear from the conversation after a week.

Source: Neowin

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