WhatsApp is now testing a 24 hours option for disappearing messages on Android, iOS, and Web/desktop. This comes after the 7-day limit was introduced earlier for disappearing messages.

According to WABetaInfo, a website that tracks WhatsApp in Beta, revealed that the disappearing message feature will be available in a future update.

Disappearing Messages Feature:-

With this option, WhatsApp now competes with rival apps like Telegram that give users multiple options to choose from.

WhatsApp will not replace the 7 days option and add the 24 hours option. Users can used this option to enable/disable disappearing messages for personal and group chats.

The screenshot shared by the platform shows the 24 hours option in the section where users enable/ disable disappearing messages for personal and group chats.

WhatsApp Testing 24 Hours Option for Disappearing Messages on Android, iOS, Web: Report

When the user chooses “24 hours”, all messages sent/received after this change expire after 24 hours, so they will disappear from the chat.

“The feature is under development and it will be available in a future update for iOS, Android and Web/Desktop,” the report mentioned.

When turned on, WhatsApp’s much-anticipated ‘Disappearing Messages’ feature, which automatically deletes new messages sent to a chat after seven days, was released in November last year for both Android and iOS users.

In a one-to-one chat, either person can turn disappearing messages on or off. In groups, admins will have control over the new feature.

WhatsApp said that people should only use disappearing messages with trusted individuals.

Voice Messages Playback Speed Feature:-

Additionally, a report said that WhatsApp tested a voice messages playback speed feature on the public beta channel. It was enabled for a few users on WhatsApp for Android beta 2.21.9.4 but was disabled with the release of a new WhatsApp for Android beta 2.21.9.5 update the very next day.

HIGHLIGHTS:-

  • WhatsApp is testing 24 Hours Option for Disappearing Message
  • The feature is under development and it will be available in a future update
  • This feature will now competes with rival apps like Telegram

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