90-day WhatsApp disappearing messages coming soon to Samsung phones

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Last updated: August 19th, 2021 at 12:37 UTC+02:00

Despite being the most widely used messaging apps, WhatsApp hasn’t really been the app of choice for sensitive chats. It lacked the features that apps like Telegram provided. However, the Facebook-owned company has been making efforts to improve in this department.

WhatsApp recently introduced a disappearing messages feature where users could set specific chats to delete automatically after 7 days. It appears that the company is now working to add a 90-day option.

WhatsApp wants to facilitate your secret chats

With features like group chats, video and voice calls, WhatsApp Web and more, WhatsApp remains the most popular messaging app across the globe. Billions of people use it daily to keep in touch with their friends and family.

WhatsApp has recently been adding features that make the app more suitable for sensitive chats. Earlier this month, it introduced a new “View Once” option for photos and videos. Content sent using this option self destructs once it has been viewed by the recipient.

The disappearing messages feature in WhatsApp currently has a 7-day option only. WhatsApp has started working on a 24-hour option as well which would automatically delete chats after one day. Some users might find the 7-day option to be too limited. That’s why WhatsApp is now working on a 90-day option for its self-destructing chats.

This feature has been discovered by WABetaInfo in the WhatsApp 2.21.17.16 beta update. Like the 24-hour option, it hasn’t gone live just yet. Expect this feature to go through the beta and make its way to the stable release in the coming weeks.

WhatsApp has also launched a new feature that makes it very easy to transfer chats from iOS to an Android device. Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 3 are the first devices to get it before WhatsApp makes it available to other devices.

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