Although, WhatsApp lets you put a fingerprint lock or pin lock to make it secure. However, to secure the individual chats WhatsApp offers a feature of disappearing messages. You can put the chats on disappearing mode for a certain period. So How to Set Disappearing Messages in WhatsApp?
You have to first set them to disappear before chatting some personal or confidential messages. Check the below steps to disappear messages in WhatsApp.
How To Enable Disappearing Messages On Whatsapp
Set Disappearing Messages In WhatsApp in 5 Easy Steps
Step-1 Open WhatsApp: You must have installed WhatsApp to keep in touch with your friends, family and colleagues. Now go to WhatsApp. Click on it and open WhatsApp.
Note: Disappearing messages work just like the way you change your WhatsApp number and get back your old data. Similarly, you get back your chats after a certain time from the disappearing messages option.
Step-2 Select the chat for disappearing messages: Once you open WhatsApp you can see a chat list of your contacts.
Now go to the chat section of the person you want to set disappearing messages.
Select the chat
Then open the chat.
Step-3 Click on the name of the person: Now your chat will open. Go to the name placed on the top of the page. Then you will have certain options listed there.
Step-4 Click on Disappearing messages: Next, select the option of disappearing messages from the list of options. Click on it and open the option.
Step-5 Select the duration for disappearing messages: Once you open the disappearing message option. You can see options such as 24 hours, 7 days and 90 days. These are the time duration to set the timing for messages to disappear.
Then select the time duration of your choice.
Click on the selected option.
Once you selected your chats have been set to disappearing messages mode.
Now your messages will disappear after the selected time duration.
If You Set a Time Duration of 24 Hours for Disappearing Messages, Will Your Chats Disappear Immediately?
When you set the timing of 24 hours for disappearing messages then your chats will disappear after the 24 hours. For example, you chatted at around 4 pm, so your messages will disappear at 4 pm the next day.
Will You be Able to See Your Chats Again After You Set Them in Disappearing Messages for 24 Hours?
The disappearing messages feature on WhatsApp doesn't delete your messages. They make your chats disappear for some time from both the individual chat page.
Once the set time duration is over you can view your chats again. You can make your chats disappear for 24 hours or 7 days and 90 days too.