How to Enable Disappearing Messages on WhatsApp on iOS and Android

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WhatsApp’s disappearing messages are pretty great if you’re not willing to make the information available to the other user for a long period of time. Anyone can easily screenshot conversations and use them in whatever way they want. Enters WhatsApp’s disappearing messages that vanish after seven days for when they were sent. Disappearing messages work for both individual chats as well as in group chats. However, only the admin of the group can enable or disable the feature. If you want to test it out for yourself, here’s how to enable disappearing messages in WhatsApp in iOS and Android.

Step 1: The first thing that you have to do to enable disappearing messages in WhatsApp is to select an individual chat with who you want your messages to disappear.

Step 2: Once you’re in the chat, tap on the person’s name up top.

Step 3: Now, scroll down and tap on the ‘Disappearing messages‘ option.

Step 4: Tap on Continue and then tap on On.

That’s all that you have to do on how to enable disappearing messages on WhatsApp. You have to do the same operation on Android and iOS, so there’s not much of a difference there. You can use the same operation to make your messages disappear in the group chats as well.

Take note that the messages will disappear after seven days if the feature is turned on. If you have turned on auto-downloads, the media files can still be found locally on your device. WhatsApp also introduced Dark Mode last year and we’re glad to see the company adding more features to the mix. WhatsApp is available for free on the App Store and Play Store.

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