Instant messaging app WhatsApp has been spotted working on a new feature – called the Disappearing Mode – for iOS & Android users that focuses on privacy.
According to the website, when this feature is enabled, it will allow users to send disappearing messages with new chats. This is because the platform already offers support for enabling disappearing messages what is a chat, but that is only after the chat has already started. This cane be done via Contact/Group Info>Disappearing Messages.
The upcoming Disappearing Mode support will be added under app Settings > Privacy. Right now, the Disappearing Message functionality offers support for vanishing the message after 7 days. However, there have been reports of WhatsApp working on offering support for 24 hours as a disappearing messages window too.
The 24 hours’ life of a message is expected to be added to the disappearing messages section where currently you get ‘on’ or ‘off’ options that sets the default setting of disappearing messages to 7 days.