After the seven-day limit, WhatsApp is now testing and developing a Disappearing Message feature with the 24-hour option for personal and group chats.
According to WABetaInfo, a website that tracks WhatsApp in Beta, revealed that the disappearing message feature will be available in a future update.
“WhatsApp won’t replace the 7 days option, but 24 hours will be an addition,” the report said.
WhatsApp will soon include the 24-hour option in the section where people are used to enable/disable disappearing messages for personal and group chats.
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.
In November last year, WhatsApp launched the much-awaited ‘Disappearing Messages’ on its platform for both Android and iOS users that automatically deletes new messages sent to a chat after seven days when turned on.
In a one-to-one chat, either person can turn disappearing messages on or off. In groups, admins will have the control on the new feature.
The Facebook-owned platform started with the seven-day limit “because we think it offers peace of mind that conversations aren’t permanent, while remaining practical so you don’t forget what you were chatting about”.