Whatsapp has announced a new feature that allows you to activate the always-hide messages for all new chats in WhatsApp, after it introduced the self-hide messages feature in specific chats earlier in the year 2020, a feature that automatically deletes messages in different chats after a specified period of time, as Meta, the parent company of WhatsApp, believes that most of the messages exchanged do not need to be preserved, and it wants the conversations through the application to be as close to personal communication as possible, which are calibrated conversations that are not saved or recorded.
The new feature allows WhatsApp users to turn on the option of self-hiding messages for all new chats, instead of activating the feature on specific chats, so that all messages in all chats automatically celebrate after a specified period, and WhatsApp also added an option that allows activating the feature when creating a new group or group.
How to activate the feature of self-disappearing messages on all chats in WhatsApp?
The feature of self-hiding messages can be activated by default for all new individual chats, by:
- Open the WhatsApp application, whether for iPhone or Android phones.
- Go to WhatsApp settings.
- Click on “Account” then “Privacy” and then “Default Message Timer” and specify the period after which all messages in all chats disappear by default.
In addition to the ability to activate the automatic deletion of messages in all WhatsApp chats, the company has added a new option to specify the time period for messages to disappear, as it is now possible to set the deletion of messages after 24 hours of sending them or after 90 days, in addition to the ability to delete them after 7 days, so that he chooses best suited user.
Whatsapp noted that if the receiving party does not open the WhatsApp application within 24 hours, 7 days, or 90 days, the message will disappear from the chat, but the message preview may still appear in the notifications until the application is opened.
The feature of self-deleting messages in WhatsApp does not prevent the user from taking a picture of the screen, and either party to the conversation can shoot the screen with a camera or another phone and keep the messages, and therefore Whatsapp advises users to activate the feature when chatting or chatting with trusted people.
Download the latest version of the WhatsApp application
The feature to automatically delete all messages after a specified period for all chats in WhatsApp is now available for both iPhone and iPad users, through the latest version of Whatsapp available for free download through the Google Play Store for Android phones and through the Apple App Store for iPhone phones.