WhatsApp adds new options to its disappearing messages feature

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SAN FRANCISCO: 07, DECEMBER, 2021: The popular instant messaging app WhatsApp has added new options to its disappearing messages feature which allows users to be able to make all new chats automatically disappear by default after 24 hours, 7 days or 90 days.
It will give more options to the users for setting a desired period of time for the automatic deletion of messages.
The main concept behind disappearing messages, as WhatsApp puts it, is the freedom to be honest and vulnerable while chatting with someone "knowing that the conversation isn’t being recorded and stored somewhere forever".
"Deciding how long a message lasts should be in your hands," says the company and pointed out that this was the reason why it has introduced disappearing messages and the “View Once” option for photos and videos on the platform.
WhatsApp users now have the option to turn on disappearing messages by default which will make one-on-one chats with another person disappear after the desired time. This option has also available for group chats. Once activated, disappearing messages apply to the messages sent there on and does not affect the older texts.
Earlier, on December 3, the popular instant messaging app WhatsApp has lately released an update that allows users to use WhatsApp messenger on any device without using smartphone.
Let users use the WhatsApp on desktops and laptops.
It shared the tutorial video explains how to use WhatsApp web without linking to smartphone.
Last month, WhatsApp had introduced multiple updates for its web and mobile phone versions.
WhatsApp announced on Twitter that "with the new updates, users will be able to add stickers and text or crop and rotate their photos from any WhatsApp screen, whether it’s a smaller or big one."
The website added that "the new interface implements a control bar: it allows moving the picture-in-picture view easily, and it also implements some shortcuts, like the possibility to end the video and to show it in full-screen mode."
Earlier, on October 30, WhatsApp unveiled its plans to include Novi Payments, a no-fee digital wallet that lets users to send and receive money securely and instantly, in the app.
As per the WABetainfo report, the company has started a small pilot test of the integration of the Novi wallet in the instant messaging app.
The digital wallet will let users add their bank account or link a card, withdraw money into the bank account, and see their transactions and balance.
In a tweet, David Marcus, the co-creator and a board member of Diem and the head of Facebook Financial, "Remittances are a critical way to achieve financial inclusion. Today, we’re rolling out a small pilot of the Novi digital wallet app in two countries — the US and Guatemala. People can send and receive money instantly, securely, and with no fees." (04)

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