- WhatsApp is testing a three-month time limit for disappearing messages.
- Turning it on will make the message disappear only after 90 days.
The disappearing messages of WhatsApp will soon be subject to a long time limit, which defeats the privacy-focused purpose of this feature.According to WhatsApp detectives Beta Information, The messaging app is testing a new 90-day disappearing message option.
The new 90-day limit was discovered in the latest Android version of WhatsApp beta, the version number is 188.8.131.52. Turning it on will cause the message to disappear after only three months. It’s more or less like the message is archived to be automatically deleted after three months.
We have previously reported that WhatsApp is still testing the disappearing message option within 24 hours. There is still no shorter time limit on WhatsApp. Currently, the disappeared message can only self-destruct after 7 days.
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Instead of further shortening the time limit for disappearing messages, WhatsApp’s plan to increase it to 90 days seems to be heading in the wrong direction.Especially since the company Tout first This feature can make “talking feel easier and more private.”
The original goal of WhatsApp was to reassure users that the conversation is not permanent. With the 90-day limit, it seems that users can not only keep conversations, but also forget them when appropriate.
Nevertheless, at least the service has a “view once” option for photos and videos. Although, even this is not completely foolproof, because it does not restrict the recipient from taking screenshots or saving the media elsewhere, just like disappearing messages.