An update for WhatsApp instant messenger was released yesterday (6) and it will bring temporary messaging features as default for new chats.
According to the company, the new functionality can be modified by users who will decide how much weather Messages will be available in the history. Available options are 24 hours, 7 days, 90 days, or Off – leaving messages permanently available.
In a statement, the The WhatsApp – who belongs to Meta, formerly known as Facebook – said the change is aimed at increasing privacy and ensuring users can have “live chats”.
“Our job is to connect the world with privacy. As our conversations take place more and more in the digital world, we know how important it is to sit down with someone and talk privately, knowing that everything is between you in that moment. The note shows that freedom is in the ability to open up, and make A frank conversation, making sure that this conversation won’t be recorded or stored forever, is invaluable.”
Users who adopt the new standard will be notified of the feature’s activation in a notification that will be at the top of conversations. Both recipients and senders will be notified of the duration of the messages.
The temporary messaging feature can also be used on media files such as videos, photos, and audios. However, the function has already been implemented before.
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