WhatsApp users today have been urged to change their settings to keep their chats secure. BirminghamLive reported that the platform has highlighted some changes in a new blog.
“The decision on how long a message lasts should be in your hands,” WhatsApp said. “We’ve gotten used to leaving a digital copy of almost everything we type without even thinking about it.
“It’s become the equivalent of a note-taker that follows us everywhere and permanently records everything we’ve said. That’s why we introduced disappearance notifications last year, and more recently a way to instantly delete photos and videos after viewing them once. “
It added: “WhatsApp users now have the option to enable message disappearance by default for all new chats. When this option is enabled, any new one-on-one chats you or someone else starts will be set to disappear after the duration you choose We’ve added a new option when creating a group chat, allowing you to hide it for from Enable groups you create. This new feature is optional and will not change or delete any of your existing chats.
“We’re also adding two new message disappearance periods: 24 hours and 90 days, as well as the existing 7-day option.”
The news service continued, “We believe that message disappearance along with end-to-end encryption are two key characteristics that define what it means today to be a private news service and give us the feeling of a personal conversation bring one step closer.”
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