WhatsApp has been working on a number of new security and user experience upgrades for its messaging platform. The corporation is now experimenting with greater time limits for the disappearing messages function, which was launched late last year. According to rumors, WhatsApp may soon allow users to set a 90-day time limit for vanishing messages.
For those who are unaware, WhatsApp first released the vanishing messages function in November 2020 to compete with Telegram and Signal. The feature now allows users to submit a message that will be deleted after seven days. Furthermore, other than the “On” and “Off” buttons, there are no further options on the configuration page for disappearing messages. You are currently unable to adjust the auto-deletion time period.
However, reliable WhatsApp tipster WABetaInfo stated earlier this year that WhatsApp was considering adding a new 24-hour option to its ephemeral messaging feature. Now, the tipster has discovered proof that WhatsApp may introduce a 90-day option to the disappearing messages feature in the near future.
According to a new claim from WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is working on a 90-day option for erasing messages while preserving the 24-hour option. It means that users will have the option of setting different time limits for disappearing messages, such as 24 hours, 7 days, or 90 days. On the disappearing messages settings page, you can see a preview of the new 90-day option, as well as the others, in the screenshot below.
In terms of availability, WABetaInfo states that the new time limit choices are in the works. However, it should be available to consumers in the coming weeks via a fresh public update. We’ll keep you updated as soon as the feature is available on WhatsApp.
WhatsApp has been working hard to provide its consumers with such beneficial features. Although there have been several complaints regarding WhatsApp’s data privacy, as one of the world’s largest social media platforms, it has been tough for WhatsApp to address its privacy concerns. However, it’s safe to believe that WhatsApp will strive toward delivering some of the best security measures to eliminate any concerns about data leaks; let’s hope so.