WhatsApp just got another interesting feature that will please some users but also upset others. The platform receives the feature that allows for a DM to be deleted automatically in seven days. This means that if the receiver doesn’t read the message within seven days, he’ll lose the chance forever of seeing what the sender wants. Both Android and iOS users will get it soon, as the feature is already rolling out.
There will also be a turn on option for the new feature, so there’s no use worrying that messages will necessarily be lost forever. Furthermore, the feature will also be supported in group chats, not only when it comes to personal chatting. However, there must be said that only an admin in a WhatsApp group can turn on the Disappearing Message feature.
Over 2 billion users
WhatsApp is the most popular instant messaging app out there, as it counts an incredible number of users: 2 billion. But the mind-blowing stats are not done at all, as 1.6 billion users are accessing the app on a monthly basis. WhatsApp was also downloaded 96 million times only in February. The Facebook-owned app is also available in more than 180 countries and in 60 different languages.
The official description from the Play Store is conclusive enough:
WhatsApp Messenger is a FREE messaging app available for Android and other smartphones. WhatsApp uses your phone’s Internet connection (4G/3G/2G/EDGE or Wi-Fi, as available) to let you message and call friends and family. Switch from SMS to WhatsApp to send and receive messages, calls, photos, videos, documents, and Voice Messages.
WhatsApp offers the possibility of sending large files, audio messages, as well as granting the possibility for participating within groups based on certain topics, and more. The app is very secure as it also offers end-to-end encryption, and it’s regularly being updated by its developers.