WhatsApp Temporary Messages is one of the most useful features coming to the app this year – so feel free to use them.
It was one of WhatsApp’s most anticipated features and now it’s finally here: messages that disappear automatically They’re available in the world’s most used instant messaging app, and while it’s not ideal, it can come in handy in a variety of situations.
If you’re still not using this feature, today we’ll explain how you can activate temporary messagesand how to use them.
What are WhatsApp Temporary Messages?
Above all, it doesn’t hurt to remember what is the function of temporary messages by WhatsApp.
In the same way as a feature found in apps like Telegram, WhatsApp now allows it set an “expiration date” for the message.
So when this option is enabled, messages sent and received in chat will be automatically deleted after a while. Time for which WhatsApp has been set for seven days without the possibility of increasing or decreasing the number.
How to activate disappearing messages in an individual chat
One of the benefits of disappearing messages from WhatsApp is that it is possible activate them in both individual and group conversations.
In the first case, these are the steps you need to follow to do this:
- Open WhatsApp and touch the conversation where you want to activate temporary messages.
- Tap a contact’s name to open the information panel.
- Look for “Temporary Messages” and tap on it.
- Activate the option.
Now the messages you send or receive in this conversation, will be deleted seven days after they are sentwithout the possibility of recovering them – of course, unless you take a screenshot during this time.
How to activate them in groups
And if that’s what you want save your WhatsApp groups message-free, you can also activate WhatsApp self-destruct messages in yours group chatsHere’s what you should do:
- First of all, make sure you are the administrator of the group where you want to activate temporary messages.
- Touch the group name to open the information panel.
- Look for “Quick Messages” and tap on it.
- Activate the option.
With these simple steps you will finish and temporary messages will be activated. If you want to deactivate them, you just have to follow the same process and disable the option which was activated in the fourth step.