Disappearing Messages in WhatsApp

Are you getting messages about disappearing messages in WhatsApp? If yes then you should read this. Whether you are running a business or an individual. This update affects all WhatsApp users. WhatsApp recently updated the policy and introduced a new feature. This is a welcome strategy but there are some disadvantages as well. Due to this we need to understand this topic from both angles.

What are disappearing messages?

As per WhatsApp these messages automatically disappear after 7 days. You can enable this feature from the chat setting.

Why am I getting disappearing messages notifications from WhatsApp?

This is part of the new WhatsApp policy. You can also consider this as a new WhatsApp feature to strengthen security. An auto delete feature helps ensure your message will be deleted after a certain time. Due to this, personal privacy will be better. There will be less chances of people using your messages as a toll to harming you.

How does the disappearing messages feature of WhatsApp work in chat groups?

As mentioned above the message will disappear after 7 days. For example: you are in a WhatsApp group chat and write something that you should not. This happens to most of us. Some people use these messages after years to defame you to take some advantage or revenge. This feature will save you from all this.

What is the biggest disadvantage of this new WhatsApp feature?

The biggest disadvantage is for the security agencies. For example, they arrest someone and scan the message list. Scanning the phone is part of the investigation process. This will make it tough for the security personnel to retrieve Old WhatsApp messages.

How to check disappearing messages?

If you enable this feature, then the messages will not be visible after seven days. You can save the message to ensure they are visible on a later date.

Will my old WhatsApp messages disappear after this new update?

No, this new update is not applicable on previously sent messages. Therefore, you do not have to worry about them.

After how many days will the WhatsApp message disappear?

After seven days the message will not be visible as a standard approach. You can save the message if you want to check them later.

How WhatsApp’s new policy will work for individuals?

In an individual chat, either user can turn disappearing messages on or off. In a group chat, any group participants can turn disappearing messages on or off. However, a group admin can change group settings to allow only admins to turn disappearing messages on or off.

Will my messages get deleted is someone does not open a message for 7 days?

Yes the message will disappear after seven days. It does not matter if the message was viewed by the user or not. However the message preview will be available in the message notification.

In another case when you reply to a message, the initial message is quoted. If you reply to a disappearing message, the quoted text might remain in the chat after seven days.

What will happen with disappearing messages in case of message forward?

As per WhatsApp if you forward a disappearing message to someone with disappearing messages off, the message won’t disappear in the forwarded chat.

What will happen with disappearing messages if the user takes message backup for WhatsApp?

If a user creates a backup before a message disappears, the disappearing message will be included in the backup. Disappearing messages will be deleted when a user restores from a backup.

Can I take a screenshot of a WhatsApp message before it disappears? What are the exceptions?

There are following possibilities

1 – Take a screenshot.
2 – Copy the message and save it
3 – Take a picture of the message from the camera before it disappears.

What will happen with images in case of disappearing messages?

When you receive an image as part of a WhatsApp message and you click and to open it. The images get stored in the memory of your phone. Due to this only the message will delete. The image will remain in your phone memory until you delete it from the location.

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