Your Whatsapp Chats, Images Will Auto-Delete In 90 Days! New Update You Should Know
Whatsapp is reportedly testing a new option in its Disappearing Messages feature.
New Options In ‘Disappearing’ Feature
The new option would empower users to have their messages automatically deleted after 90 days.
Other options being tested for Android, iOS, and Web users is auto delete after 24 hours.
Once the feature is publicly rolled out, users will have a menu with options of either selecting “Off” so messages will never disappear, or choose to have them disappear after 24 hours, 7 days, or 90 days.
How It Benefits Users
The Disappearing Messages feature was introduced in November last year but till date gives users only the option to auto delete their messages after 7 days.
Whatsapp said that it is starting with the 7 days option so as to provide users “peace of mind that conversations aren’t permanent while remaining practical” so that the topic of conversation is not forgotten.
How Message Content Can Be Preserved By Others
It should be noted that even though the messages can disappear after the selected time period, those who received the messages can retain it by forwarding it to a chat.
The messages can also be copied before it is set to disappear.
Users can also screenshot the message to preserve it.
Other features Whatsapp is working on includes a View Once feature to erase photos and videos once viewed by recipients.
Chat Backup And Transfer
The messaging platform has also announced that it is developing the anticipated feature of being able to transfer chat history including voice notes, photos and conversations between iOS and Android devices.
Till now, one had the option of backing up their chats on Google Drive storage for Android and iCloud storage for iPhones.
This feature is presently restricted to migration between iPhones and Samsung devices.