Self-Destructing Messages Feature Arrived on WhatsApp for Windows 10!
Bringing the app to version 2.2045.19.0, the update brings self-destructing messages , bug fixes and performance improvements.
For those who don’t know, self-destruct message is a feature that lets you choose how long you want WhatsApp messages to appear before they are deleted. When you enable the disappearing messages feature, new messages sent to the chat will disappear after 7 days. You can read the changelog for more information about the feature.
Version change notes
- Temporary messages – You can now send temporary messages (temp messages) lasting seven days via WhatsApp. In an individual chat, two people can each open temporary messages, while in a group chat, only admins can turn this feature on or off.
- If a person does not open WhatsApp for seven days, the message will be lost. However, the message preview may still appear in notifications until WhatsApp is opened.
- If you reply to a temporary message, the quoted text may appear in the chat even after seven days.
- If a temporary message is forwarded to a chat room with temporary messages disabled, it will remain visible in the forwarded chat.
- If a user makes a backup while the temporary message is still visible, it will be included in the backup. Temporary messages will be deleted when a user restores from a backup.
- By default, media files you receive on WhatsApp are automatically downloaded to your photos. If temporary messages are enabled, media files sent in chat will only be visible temporarily, but will be saved to your phone if auto download settings are turned on. You can turn off automatic downloading in WhatsApp settings > Data usage and archive.
- Bug fixes and various improvements.
WhatsApp recently added the self-destruct messaging feature to its mobile apps, and now those who use WhatsApp Desktop on their Windows 10 computer can also use the activation.