Last November, WhatsApp introduced the messages that disappear feature that automatically deletes chats after seven days. And a year later, it increased that time limit, allowing you to set messages for automatic deletion after 24 hours or 90 days in addition to the previous one week option.
In addition, WhatsApp users will now also have the option to enable the disappear messages feature by default for all new individual chats. Previously, it had to be activated manually. And, once you’ve turned on messages that disappear by default, the app will show a message in your chats saying the same to people, so they know it’s nothing personal.
WhatsApp users can now also enable disappearance of messages for new group chats.
This new feature is optional and WhatsApp says it doesn’t affect your existing chats. To activate it on iPhone and Android devices, go to WhatsApp Settings > Account > Privacy > Default message timer menu and select the duration.