Users of the WhatsApp messaging service will soon be able to send messages with a limited lifespan. The new feature hasn’t been launched yet, but the messaging service has shared an explanation on an FAQ section of its site.
With the new feature, messages, including photos and videos, are automatically deleted after seven days. If the feature is enabled, unread messages will also be deleted after that time period.
The disappearing messages can be set in individual chats as well as for group conversations. For individual chats, users can set this themselves. In a group conversation, only the administrator can do this.
It is not yet known when the feature will officially launch.