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WhatsApp’s latest change will make your chats extra non-public

WhatsApp’s latest change will make your chats extra non-public

PARIS, FRANCE - DECEMBER 10: In this photo illustration, the WhatsApp logo is displayed on the screen of an iPhone in front of a TV screen displaying the WhatsApp logo on December 10, 2019 in Paris, France. The WhatsApp instant messenger service will stop working on millions of phones in the next couple of months as the company withdraws support for some older mobile platforms. From February 1, 2020, any iPhone running iOS 8 or older will no longer be supported, along with any Android device running version 2.3.7 or older. (Photo by Chesnot/Getty Images)

WhatsApp’s disappearing messages can now be turned on by default (Getty)

WhatsApp customers are being given the choice to activate disappearing messages by default after they begin a new chat, the messaging platform has mentioned.

The replace can even see customers in a position to decide on after how lengthy messages disappear: 24 hours, seven days or 90 days.

Currently, customers can activate disappearing messages for particular person conversations, which sees them deleted from the chat after seven days – this latest replace will allow customers to activate the characteristic throughout all new chats that start after it has been activated.

WhatsApp confirmed the new characteristic is non-obligatory and doesn’t change or delete any current conversations.

The firm mentioned the change has been made to provide customers extra alternative over how you can defend their privateness.

‘For people who choose to switch on default disappearing messages, we will display a message in your chats that tells people this is the default you’ve chosen,’ WhatsApp mentioned in a weblog submit.

‘This makes clear it’s nothing private – it’s a alternative you’ve made about the way you wish to talk with everybody on WhatsApp transferring ahead. Though, after all, when you want a selected dialog to stay everlasting, it’s straightforward to modify a chat again.

‘Living apart from family and friends for over a year has made it clearer than ever that just because we can’t bodily speak in particular person, it doesn’t imply we should always need to sacrifice the privateness of our private conversations.

‘We believe disappearing messages along with end-to-end encryption are two crucial features that define what it means to be a private messaging service today, and bring us one step closer to the feeling of an in-person conversation.’

The new characteristic will be accessed by going to the privateness settings in WhatsApp and tapping on ‘default message timer’.

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