WhatsApp Finally Wants to Make Its Self-Destructing Messages Useful

WhatsApp has already implemented self-destructing messages earlier this year, but due to the way it’s designed, this feature only automatically deletes the conversation every 7 days.

In other words, you send one message today in a conversation where the self-destructing feature is enabled and WhatsApp should delete it this time next week.

The worst thing about it is that you can’t even change this setting, so no matter if you like it or not, WhatsApp sticks with the 7-day setting by default.

But according to a report from WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is finally working on resolving this as we speak, as the company wants to enable a 24-hour setting as well. This means WhatsApp would now remove messages just one day after the sending time, though it’s not yet clear if the company wants to give users the option to choose between 7 days and 24 hours.

The Telegram example

Right now, howe… (read more)

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