WhatsApp updated the timed messages feature, which allows chats to be deleted within a certain period of time, and offered a ‘default message duration’ option last year. This feature, depending on the user’s preference, allows chats to start automatically when the timed message is open.
Default message time only affects new chats when enabled. In chats where the timed message is turned off, it is necessary to activate it manually. With the beta version 184.108.40.206 released for Android, WhatsApp has started testing a feature that will make it easier to activate message time in existing chats.
WhatsApp has expanded the scope of ‘default message duration’
According to WABetaInfo, which unveils future innovations for WhatsApp, multiple chats will soon be able to be converted into timed messages. When the feature, which will be added to the privacy settings, becomes available, you will be able to collectively select the chats in your conversation history and set the message duration for all of them at the same time.
With timed messages, messages sent in a chat can be set to disappear after 24 hours, 7 days or 90 days. It was recently revealed that WhatsApp has developed the “Hide this message” feature, which allows to cancel the disappearance of a message. However, it is not yet available for use as it is under development.
A feature developed by WhatsApp is released shortly after its emergence. You can also experience the innovations in advance by installing the beta version of the application on your Android device via the Google Play Store. Unfortunately, iPhone users do not have this option, as WhatsApp does not accept new beta members on iOS.
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