Facebook-owned popular instant messaging app WhatsApp has rolled out disappearing messages feature.
In a press statement, the company announced the roll out of the feature and revealed that it will reach users everywhere this month.
The company has announced that right now, this feature will delete any given message after 7 days of sending it.
“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 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,” said that company.
When disappearing messages are turned on, new messages sent to a chat will disappear after seven days. In a one-to-one chat, either person can turn disappearing messages on or off. In groups, admins will have the control.
By default, media files that users receive in WhatsApp will be automatically downloaded to your photos and in case the disappearing messages are turned on, media sent in the chat will disappear, but will be saved on the phone if auto-download is on.