WhatsApp Launched “Disappearing Messages” Feature: How to Enable on Android, iOS, Web and KaiOS


Since WhatsApp launched its new feature Disappearing Messages, it has been sensational in the tech field. Why everyone is so eager to know about it and what is so special about this new feature?


Lately, the exponential growth of technology in the market is becoming a topic of worry these days for the users of these data-sharing platforms because it has been a major concern of the users whether their data or information is safe or not?

The user can send messages that will disappear on WhatsApp by enabling disappearing messages. Once the feature is enabled, the messages will automatically disappear after seven days which were sent in an individual or group chat. Your previously sent or received messages will remain safe in the chat. In an individual chat either the sender or the receiver can turn disappearing messages on or off but in the case of a group chat only the admins have access to enable or disable disappearing messages.

A few loopholes could be seen in this new feature regarding which no information has been acquired from the company how they are going to solve this problem and make WhatsApp completely secured.

  • If a disappearing message (which still has days left to disappear) is forwarded to a chat whose disappearing messages function is disabled then the message won’t disappear in the forwarded chat.
  • If a user doesn’t open WhatsApp for 7 days, then the messages will disappear but the preview of the message will be displayed in the notifications until WhatsApp is opened.
  • If a user has created a backup before a message disappears, then the messages won’t disappear until those messages are restored.
  • When a user replies to a message, the initial message is quoted. If you reply to a disappearing message then only the quoted text will remain after seven days.

The company is still unprepared for some of the situations like, a disappearing message can be forwarded or a screenshot can be taken before it disappears, a disappearing message can be copied and saved before it gets disappear and a photo can be taken of the disappearing message with a camera or any other devices before it gets disappear.

Steps to enable WhatsApp disappearing messages on Android, iOS, Web

Step 1: Click on the name or the number of the chat

Step 2: Beneath the profile picture you will find an option “Disappearing Messages”, tap it to continue

Step 3: Select “On” to enable it

NOTE: If you want to know more about this feature then you can tap “Learn More”, you can find this option after you tap “Disappearing Messages”

Steps to enable WhatsApp disappearing messages on KaiOS

Step 1: Click on the name or the number of the chat

Step 2: Then press Options, followed by View Contact and then “OK”.

Step 3: Select Disappearing Messages > EDIT

Step 4: If prompted, then press “Next”, followed by “OK”. Then you are supposed to select “On” and then press “OK”

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