About WhatsApp Disappearing Messages
Disappearing messages is a feature that can be turned on or off at will for individual chats. For group chats, only admins have the power to turn on this feature. When turned on, all your WhatsApp chars will disappear at once.
Turning on Disappearing Messages in WhatsApp is very easy, just follow these simple steps;
- Step 1: Open a Chat in WhatsApp
- Step 2: Tap on the contact’s name
- Step 3: Then, select “Disappearing Messages” and when prompted tap “Continue.”
- Step 4: Tap “On” to enable the feature.
To disable the feature, follow the same procedure described above and then select “Off” at the end.
WhatsApp Future Feature: Disappearing Mode
Think of Disappearing Mode as an enhancement of the disappearing messages feature. Like we have seen above, you have to manually turn on Disappearing Messages in an individual chat to enable the function. But now WhatsApp is developing a new feature to allow you to automatically turn in Disappearing Messages from the Settings > Privacy Menu. This new feature is what they are calling Disappearing Mode.
Once it is enabled, all new chats will start with “Disappearing Messages” already enabled. This feature will be available with the next WhatsApp feature update and is aimed at improving privacy controls.