The battle for features in messaging services is largely won by Telegram. This application offers a large number of options to its users, if we compare it to WhatsApp. However, Meta’s app wins in terms of the number of people and businesses using its platform, making it the number one app in the world.
But those responsible for WhatsApp are not ignoring this and, over the past two years, they have made a series of interface changes in order to make the messaging service much more interactive than before.
This is how this message self-destruct function appears, which unfortunately remains behind that of Telegram, but at least it is the start of something. We’ll tell you how to make your messages disappear, although they don’t disappear as quickly as in other apps.
Temporary messages in WhatsApp
Start by logging into WhatsApp and going to the “Settings” section.
- Private life
- Default duration
- Choose between 24 hours, 7 days or 90 days.
- If you want to do this with specific chats, go to your contact’s profile and at the bottom select temporary messages, where you can choose the same options.
This is not the same as the self-destruction of Telegram messages, where deletion is immediate. But it’s at least a start for WhatsApp to join the changes within its messaging service, used by more than 2 billion users worldwide.
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