To Enable And Disable Disappearing Messages (Whatsapp)

To Enable and Disable the disappearing messages on WhatsApp, for all contacts, and specific people, Turn on and off disappearing messages.
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The most popular feature of Whatsapp is Disappearing Messages. Many people didn’t know how to enable or disable the disappearing messages feature. Here in this blog, we will discuss everything about Whatsapp’s Disappearing Feature. Before knowing how to enable or disable disappearing messages, let’s know what disappearing messages are.

As the name suggests, the Disappearing Messages feature disappears messages from chat after a specific time set by you. You can use this feature with any chat, including groups. Simply put, your messages will disappear from the chat after a specific time. Let’s see how to enable or disable disappearing messages. WhatsApp Disappearing messages were introduced on 5 November 2020.

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To Turn On Disappearing Message: Open Whatsapp Tap on any contact’s profile pic Tap on the I icon Tap on Disappearing messages Set the time.

To Turn Off Disappearing Message: Open Whatsapp Tap on any contact’s profile pic Tap on the I icon Tap on Disappearing messages Select the Off.

Enable And Disable Disappearing Messages In Whatsapp

To Enable Disappearing Messages

Step 1: Open Whatsapp

open the whatsapp app

Open your Whatsapp application and Tap on any contact’s DP.

Step 2: Tap on the ‘i’ icon

Profile in popped up menu and i icon is highlighted

Tap on the i icon.

Step 3: Tap on Disappearing Messages

disappearing messages tab is higlighted with the red arrow

Scroll down and Tap on Disappearing messages.

Step 4: Set the Time

disappearing messages time selection area, where to choose the auto delete timer

Here you will get different time options like seven days, 24 hours, etc. Tap on any time as per your desire.

Step 5: Done

Go back, and WhatsApp will now use the disappearing message feature with that contact.

To Disable Disappearing Messages

This method allows you to disable disappearing messages from all contacts at once.

Step 1: Open Whatsapp

open the whatsapp app

Open your Whatsapp Application and tap on the three dots at the top right corner of the screen.

Step 2: Tap on Settings

whatsapp settings

Tap on Settings options at last.

Step 3: Tap on Account

whatsapp account settings tab

In the settings section, tap on the very first option: Account.

Step 4: Tap on Privacy

whatsapp privacy in settings

Here also, you have to tap on the first option: Privacy.

Step 5:Tap on Default Message Timer

default message timer whatsapp

Scroll down in the Privacy section and tap on Default Message Timer.

Step 6: Tap on Off

disappearing messages time selection area, where to choose the auto delete timer

Tap on Off. It will disable disappearing messages from all chats.

Second Method To Enable Disappearing Messages For All Contacts

WhatsApp will apply the disappearing messages feature to all contacts by default. The first method we mention is suitable to apply this feature for a single or a group of contacts. But this method allows you to use this feature with all your contacts, including groups.

Step 1: Open Whatsapp

open the whatsapp app

Open your Whatsapp Application and tap on the three dots at the top right corner of the screen.

Step 2: Tap on Settings

whatsapp settings

Tap on Settings options at last.

Step 3: Tap on Account

whatsapp account settings tab

In the settings section, tap on the very first option: Account.

Step 4: Tap on Privacy

whatsapp privacy in settings

Here also, you have to tap on the first option: Privacy.

Step 5:Tap on Default Message Timer

default message timer whatsapp

Scroll down in the Privacy section and tap on Default Message Timer.

Step 6: Set the time

As you tap on Default Message Time, it will ask you different time frames like 24 hours, seven days, etc. Set any time option as per your wish.

Step 7: Go Back

disappearing messages time selection area, where to choose the auto delete timer

Go back and see that WhatsApp will apply the disappearing feature to all your chats.

Easiest Way To Enable/Disable Disappearing Messages

As you enable disappearing messages on any chat, you will see a message on that chat stating you have turned on disappearing messages. If you want to disable it, just tap on that message. It will take you to a new section where you have to tap on Off. Go back, and it will disable that feature. You can repeat the same process to enable that feature.

Conclusion

This blog will give you detailed knowledge about Whatsapp’s new feature of disappearing messages. After reading this blog, you will learn about disappearing messages and how to enable/disable them by different methods.

We have mentioned different methods so that no one will find it difficult to enable/disable disappearing messages.

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Piyush Tripathi

Piyush Tripathi

I am Piyush Tripathi and I am a tech blogger. I have loved exploring and using new technologies and gadgets since my childhood. My passion is writing. My passion and love took me to the path of technology content writer and I am here. My dream is to educate everyone about new technology, gadgets and everything around tech.

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